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Re: Glasgow Celtic FC
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2010, 07:41:22 PM »
UEFA Champions League Qualifier   July 28, 2010

 
BY Laura Brannan
 


NEIL Lennon’s first competitive game in charge as the Celtic manager ended in a 3-0 defeat at the hands of SC Braga in the first-leg of the Champions League third round qualifier.
 
The Hoops battled through the Portuguese heat but went down to a soft penalty in the first half and were punished twice in the second, setting up a difficult return leg next Wednesday in Glasgow.
 
Lennon fielded a new look side to the one which finished last season, with four new players making their competitive debuts for the Hoops. Cha Du-Ri, Charlie Mulgrew, Efrain Juarez and Joe Ledley made the starting XI along with Shaun Maloney, who returned after nine months on the sidelines. Dutch defender Jos Hooiveld also started for what was his third competitive appearance following a number of lengthy injuries.
 
It was a promising start from Celtic who enjoyed most of the early possession in Braga’s half, but without actually creating a chance on goal.
 
The home side’s first real effort came after 17 minutes, when Lukusz Zaluska parried away a low drive coming in from the left. Salino slipped before he could reach the loose ball but Andreas Madrid got onto the end of it and thumped it high over the bar.
 
The first half was dogged with unnecessary stopping from the referee and it failed to get into flowing fashion. On 24 minutes, play was halted again as Braga were awarded a penalty for a foul by Ki Sung Yueng which Alan coolly converted to put the home side 1-0 up.
 
The goal sparked Braga into life as they piled pressure on Celtic and came close to doubling their lead almost instantly.
 
But the Hoops controlled the play well and looked sharp on the ball in the first-half, despite the match coming at such an early point in the season.
 
Celtic headed into the break one goal down, with their best effort falling to Scott Brown on 37 minutes. His quick flick skimmed the wrong side of the post but was flagged for offside mid-strike.
 
The visitors started the second half brightly with some delightful passing play but despite not letting Braga near the ball, Celtic still couldn’t get into the final third. Too many slack balls prevented the Hoops from bringing the score back to level and they were eventually punished for it.
 
Zaluska was forced to clear a dangerous Braga cross out for a corner with his knee on 74 minutes. The resulting corner was met by Elderson in the centre of the box who struck the ball through the crowded area and into the net, doubling the home side’s lead.
 
Mulgrew had a good opportunity to pull a goal back from almost 40 yards, but Braga keeper Mario Felgueiras got a hand to the ball and knocked it wide of his left post to safety.
 
Substitute, Matheus, struck a late blow to put the first-leg beyond Celtic’s reach three minutes from time when he cracked home a stunning free-kick from 35 yards.
 
Despite looking organised and holding on to possession for long spells, the Hoops couldn’t find that crucial away goal and have been left with a mountain to climb when Braga come to Glasgow next week.

 
UEFA Champions League Qualifier
Third round, first-leg

 July 28, 2010

Estadio AXA

BRAGA 3
(Alan pen 26, Elderson 75, Matheus 87)

CELTIC 0

Attendance: 12,295

BRAGA (4-4-2) Felgueiras; Rodriguez, Garcia, Lima (Matheus 65), Elderson; Moises, Madrid, Salino, Valadinho; Alan (H. Barbosa 90), Cesar
Subs not used: Artur, Keita, Meyong, Silvio, Anibal

CELTIC (4-5-1) Zaluska; Cha, Loovens, Hooiveld, Mulgrew; Maloney (Murphy 70), Ki, Juarez (Forrest 79), Brown, Ledley; Samaras
Subs not used: Cervi, Rogne, Crosas, McCourt, Fortune



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Re: Glasgow Celtic FC
« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2010, 07:58:53 PM »

 

29-7-2010

CELTIC are delighted to announce the signing of Beram Kayal. The 22-year-old Israeli internationalist has joined on a four-year deal, subject to completion of final work permit paperwork.

The midfielder becomes Neil Lennon's seventh signing of the close season, joining Efrain Juarez, Charlie Mulgrew, Cha Du-Ri, Joe Ledley, Daryl Murphy and Gary Hooper at Celtic Park.

He has already gained 13 caps for Israel and is considered to be one of the country's top young footballing talents.


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Re: Glasgow Celtic FC
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2010, 08:04:28 PM »
BY Mark Henderson
 
Emirates Cup 2010
Emirates Stadium, London
Saturday, July 31, 2010,


A TREMENDOUS late comeback from Celtic saw them secure a 2-2 draw in their opening match of the Emirates Cup against Lyon.
 
Both sides had created plenty of chances in the opening 45 minutes, but Lyon had taken the lead through a wonderful Michel Bastos free-kick. And they doubled their advantage after the break when Harry Novillo found the net with a deflected strike.
 
But Neil Lennon’s side showed terrific character to level things up deservedly in the closing minutes. Gary Hooper grabbed a debut goal in the 82nd minute, before Georgios Samaras headed home in the 89th minute.
 
With a point being awarded for each goal scored, the result leaves Celtic on three points, before their match with Arsenal tomorrow (Sunday, August 1).
 
On a pleasant afternoon in North London, Lennon had opted for an attacking line-up against last year’s UEFA Champions League semi-finalists.
 
New signing Hooper made his debut up-front, but perhaps the biggest surprise all was the inclusion of talented Czech teenager Filip Twardzik. It was the U19 star’s first ever outing in the top-team.
 
Nerves would have been understandable, but he showed great composure early on to head clear a dangerous cross from Kim Kallstrom at the back-post.
 
After three minutes, though, Celtic were inches away from taking the lead. James Forrest left Samuel Umtiti for dead on the right and his low delivery was headed into the side-netting by Marc-Antoine Fortune.
 
It was a breathtaking start from the Hoops and Fortune had another golden chance to open the scoring just 60 seconds later. Hooper sent his striking partner clear, but Fortune was unable to keep his shot down. 
 
Lyon hit-back immediately when Alexandre Lacazette headed back across goal for Kallstrom. His rising volley was blocked by Milun Misun.
 
In the eighth minute, Aiden McGeady skipped past Reveillere on the right, but his cross was plucked out of the air by Remy Vercoutre.
 
It was an exciting opening 10 minutes for the sold-out Celtic end to enjoy and they were soon in full voice.
 
Both sides were intent on entertaining the crowd with fluent, attacking football and Lyon were next to threaten. From a low cross from the left, Harry Novillo found himself in space at the back-post, his low strike was goal-bound but Misun was there to block on the line.
 
At this point, Celtic had enjoyed the better chances, though. When Forrest’s corner was cleared to McGeady at the edge of the area, his low shot forced Vercoutre to dive low to his right.
 
At the other end, Kallstrom struck a thunderous drive from the edge of the area, but Fortune bravely got his body in the way.
 
In the 28th minute Lyon took the lead in spectacular fashion. They won a free-kick on the right, 30 yards from goal. Up stepped Brazilian international Michel Bastos and he thundered a free-kick into the top corner past a helpless Lukasz Zaluska. 
 
The Hoops attempted to hit-back quickly. Cha Du-Ri advanced down the right and Hooper seemed favourite from his cross until falling in the box while under pressure from Nicolas Seguin. But any appeals for a penalty were waved away by Japanese referee Ryuji Sato.
 
One of the features of the first-half had been Cha’s enterprising runs down the right. In the 34th minute, he found himself in space 25 yards out and, ignoring the shouts of Fortune who was free in the middle, he struck a fierce volley, forcing Vercoutre into a ‘Hollywood’ style save.
 
The Korean internationalist was proving a real nuisance to Lyon’s defence. Minutes later, he reached the byline and floated a cross in, which Fortune headed wide of the far-post. 
 
Cha on the move again in the 40th minute. This time he drilled a low ball across goal, narrowly evading the outstretched boot of Hooper and winning a corner.
 
While Celtic were enjoying more of the possession, Lyon were still a danger on the break as half-time approached. The impressive Bastos teed-up Kallstrom on the edge of the area, but the Swedish internationalist blazed his shot over.
 
Twardzik had the final effort of an action-packed first-half, curling a low shot towards the near-post after Forrest’s skill had won a free-kick on the right.
 
The second-half began more quietly and the first incident of note was a worrying injury to Scott Brown after he hurt his knee, following a clash with Lyon substitute Yannis Tafer. It forced him to leave the field and he was replaced by Efrain Juarez.
 
It was the French side who created the first chance of note when the lively Novillo cracked a shot on to the bar from 25 yards.
 
And in the 54th minute they doubled their advantage. Lacazette raced down the right and pulled the back for Novillo and his shot deflected off Glenn Loovens and past Zaluska.
 
The flow of the match was punctuated by a raft of changes for both sides, with Andreas Hinkel, Thomas Rogne and Shaun Maloney joining the action for Celtic.
 
Joe Ledley showed a good turn of pace to drive forward, he found Hooper, but the striker was closed down before he could get a shot away.
 
In the 69th minute Juarez combined with Hooper before unleashing a powerful drive which just crept over the bar.
 
Forrest’s pace had caused problems for Lyon and he sped past one defender but was unable to find Samaras in the middle. 
 
At the other end, Zaluska showed sharp reflexes to tip over a mis-hit shot from Jeremy Pied.
 
With 15 minutes remaining, a great counter-attack nearly saw the Hoops reduce the deficit. Samaras drove forward and released Hooper, who tried to return the favour, but Vercoutre was out quickly to intercept.
 
Celtic were finishing strongly. Hinkel progressed down the right and fed Juarez, who smashed a terrific strike off the post from 20 yards.
 
The Mexican was becoming more involved. Driving trough the middle, he fed Maloney inside the box, and his low shot was pushed away by Vercoutre.
 
Lennon’s side thoroughly deserved a goal and they got it in 82 minutes. Forrest, once more hared down the wing, his inch-perfect cross found Hooper, who stabbed the ball home for a goal on his debut.
 
Zaluska prevented Lyon from re-establishing their advantage when he made another fine stop from Tafer.
 
Then, dramatically, Celtic equalised with just 80 seconds of normal time remaining. Charlie Mulgrew swung a dangerous ball into the box and Samaras rose highest to flick the ball past Veroutre, sending the Hoops support into raptures.
 
On balance of the play it was what Lennon’s side deserved and the result leaves them still in contention for lifting the trophy.

 
CELTIC…2
(Hooper 82, Samaras 89)
 
LYON…2
(Bastos 28, Novillo 56)
 
CELTIC (4-4-2) Zaluska; Cha (Hinkel 57), Loovens (Rogne 57), Misun, Twardzik (Mulgrew 69) ; Forrest, Brown (Juarez 53), Ledley, McGeady (Maloney 57); Fortune (Samaras 69), Hooper
Not Used: Crosas, Ki, Rasmussen, Murphy, Cervi
 
LYON (4-4-2) Vercoutre; Reveillere, Lovren, Seguin, Umtiti; Makoun (Pied 71), Grenier (Reale 60) Kallstrom (Gonalons 85), Bastos (Tafer 45); Novillo (Blanc 71), Lacazette (Abenzoar 60),
Not Used: Lloris, Gassama, Pjanic,
 
Website Man of the Match: James Forrest


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Re: Glasgow Celtic FC
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2010, 08:07:38 PM »
Emirates Cup 2010
Match Day 2
Emirates Stadium, London
Sunday, August 1, 2010

 
BY Laura Brannan
CELTIC finished their Emirates Cup tournament with a dramatic 3-2 defeat to the hosts, and holders, Arsenal.
 
Late goals from Daryl Murphy and Ki Sung Yueng weren’t enough as the Hoops battled back from a 3-0 deficit in spectacular fashion.
 
Carlos Vela, Bacary Sagna and Samir Nasri provided the goals for the Gunners who lifted the trophy for the second consecutive year.
 
Neil Lennon named an almost entirely changed starting XI to the one which drew 2-2 with Lyon yesterday (Saturday).
 
Lukasz Zaluska kept his place between the sticks, while ten different outfield players were handed their chance to prove themselves ahead of Wednesday night’s crunch UEFA Champions League qualifier.
 
The match had barely kicked off when Arsenal went a goal ahead. Carlos Vela kept himself onside when he broke free from Thomas Rogne then got onto the end of a cross in front goal, tapping it in from close range.
 
And the Gunners came close to making it two only minutes later when a corner was whipped in powerfully which forced Zaluska into a diving punch away to safety.
 
The game settled to a calmer pace after the early flourish in front of the Celtic goal and Arsenal didn’t cause problems again until the 11th minute. But Thomas Vermalen’s rocketing strike was slammed straight at the Hoops keeper who cleared it well.
 
It may only have been a pre-season friendly tournament but the players were turning the heat up on the pitch, showing great attacking spirit. The full capacity crowd were also in full volume, especially the travelling support who had taken up the majority of the stand behind Zaluska’s goal.
 
A Charlie Mulgrew free-kick on the half hour mark looked powerful enough to burst the net but the wall deflected it up and over, forcing Arsenal keeper, Manuel Almunia, into a desperate punching clearance.
 
The match then turned in the Gunners’ favour and the remainder of the half was one-way traffic towards the Celtic goal. Zaluska was put to the test as he unleashed three fantastic saves in quick succession.
 
The first came from a soaring Theo Walcott free-kick before a deflection off Rogne’s ankle changed the angle of Arsenal’s next attack. The third attempt cracked off the bar, before Zaluska blocked the rebound shot, earning him the rapturous applause around the stadium.
 
The Hoops keeper, however, was let down when Mulgrew failed to block a Sagna strike just before the half-hour mark. The defender’s low drive ripped through the Celtic defence and into the bottom corner of Zaluska’s net.
 
This proved to be the last kick of the half as Celtic went into the break two goals down.
 
Arsenal came out with a similar fighting spirit and it wasn’t long before they added to their tally. Walcott was allowed too much time to work his way into the Celtic box and produced a quick pass across to substitute, Samir Nasri, who drilled the ball into substitute, Dominic Cervi’s bottom right corner to make it three.
 
Marouane Chamakh, who came off the bench at half-time, got the back of his head onto a Gael Clichy cross in front of goal which brought Cervi into more action. But he took the pressure off Celtic by turning it around his left post.
 
Celtic’s best move of in the opening period of the second half came when Mulgrew crossed a ball into Efrain Juarez in front of goal. But he couldn’t make contact with a diving header and the ball hit off Marc-Antoine Fortune’s arm, giving away a free-kick.
 
A penalty was awarded a minute later when Jack Wilshere put his arms around Fortune and dragged him to the ground. But substitute Georgios Samaras sent the ball high and wide over the ball, without even troubling Almunia.
 
Celtic managed to pull a goal back on 72 minutes when Murphy pounced on a loose ball. Almunia failed to clear the ball after punching away Ki’s long range effort and giving the visitors their first goal of the afternoon.
 
It looked to be all over, but Ki pulled a second goal back with just seven minutes remaining after breaking free from his marker and running onto a Fortune cross into the box.
 
Celtic continued to battle for an equaliser but failed to replicate the finish they had against Lyon, ending the match with a 3-2 defeat.

 
ARSENAL 3
(Vela 3, Sagna 44, Nasri 51)

CELTIC 2
(Murphy 72, Ki 83)

Man of the Match: Ki Sung Yueng
Attendance: 59,727

ARSENAL: (4-3-3) Almunia (C); Sagna (Eboue 61), Djourou, Vermaelen (Koscielny 73), Clichy (Gibbs 61); Frimpong, Rosicky (Nasri 46), Wilshere; Walcott, Vela (Arshavin 61), Emmanuel-Thomas (Chamakh)
Subs not used: Mannone, Randall, Nordtveit, Hoyte, Yennaris

CELTIC: (4-3-2-1) Zaluska (Cervi 46); Hinkel (Cha 61), Rogne, Hooiveld, Mulgrew (Twardzik 61); Crosas (Samaras 61), Juarez, Ki; Maloney (C), Murphy (Hooper 86); Rasmussen (Fortune 61)
Sub not used: Misun


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Re: Glasgow Celtic FC
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2010, 08:12:00 PM »
Champions League Qualifier
Third round, second-leg
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Celtic Park


 
BYLaura Brannan 
 

NEIL Lennon marked his home debut as the Celtic manager with a 2-1 victory but it wasn’t enough to overturn the first leg defeat to SC Braga.

Despite a spirited and determined performance, Celtic couldn’t break the Portuguese side down and lost the UEFA Champions League qualifier 4-2 on aggregate.

Gary Hooper and Efrain Juarez netted their first goals on home soil in a frustrating night at Celtic Park.

Neil Lennon handed home debuts to Cha Du-Ri, Charlie Mulgrew, Joe Ledley, Juarez and Hooper and only one change was made from the side who faced Braga in Portugal. Ki Sung Yueng dropped to the bench to make way for Hooper, Celtic’s opening goalscorer against Lyon at the Emirates Cup on Saturday.

Celtic started the game with all guns blazing and pushed Braga deep into their own half. The first attack of the game came after just three minutes when Mulgrew whipped in a corner but Georgios Samaras couldn’t get his header on target and get the Hoops off to a dream start.

The home side continued to attack and just 60 seconds later Mulgrew fired in another corner. This time, however, Joe Ledley’s effort went high of the bar.

Ledley and Scott Brown did well to create space in midfield, opening up play for Shaun Maloney who was making positive runs down the left flank.

But with their first effort in front of goal, Cesar put Braga ahead on the 20th minute. Alan crossed a ball in from the right and the striker was given too much space to break away from Cha. He headed it into the far corner to give the visitors the advantage against the run of play.

Samaras almost replied immediately when he stuck his left foot out to get onto a flying ball across the face of goal but he was just inches away from making contact.

The Hoops continued to push forward but the resilient Braga kept their composure at the back. Without any real chances to test Mario Felgueiras in goal, a frustrated Celtic went into the break one goal down.

Lennon changed his formation at half-time, moving Samaras up front with Hooper and playing substitute Marc-Antoine Fortune on the right wing.

The change had an instant impact as Fortune made an inspired run into the box and slid the ball across the face of goal in front of the Braga defence. Hooper only had to meet it inches in front of the open net and tap it in to bring the scores level.

Cha almost replicated Fortune's cross four minutes later but this time Hooper couldn’t get onto the end of it, much to the frustration of the home support who were in full volume after the equaliser.

Daryl Murphy entered the fray just after the hour mark. It was the Irishman’s home debut but it came at the expense of Shaun Maloney who was forced off injured.

Juarez came agonisingly close to giving Celtic the lead on 69 minutes but his low free-kick curled too far around the bar.

With a rock-solid defence, Braga were looking increasingly difficult to break down and Celtic were forced to take their shots from outside the box. Cha in particular saw a good opportunity fly just past the post.

Juarez sliced open the visitors’ back four, however, and got his head onto a fantastic cross into the box by Samaras, knocking it into the net and putting Celtic into the lead on 78 minutes.

The home side continued to press as the clock ticked down but there wasn’t enough time for the Bhoys to get the three goals they needed to overcome the first-leg defeat.

The night finished with a 2-1 victory, but it wasn’t enough to eliminate Braga and Celtic will now play a Europa League qualifier in a fortnight

 
CELTIC 2
(Hooper 51, Juarez 78)

BRAGA 1
(Cesar 20)

Man of the Match: Gary Hooper

CELTIC (4-3-3) Zaluska; Cha, Loovens, Hooiveld, Mulgrew (Fortune 46); Juarez, Brown (McCourt 87), Ledley; Samaras, Hooper, Maloney (Murphy 64)
Subs not used: Cervi, Rogne, Ki, Rasmussen

BRAGA (4-4-2) Felgueiras; Garcia, Rodriguez, Moises, Elderson; Madrid (Paulo 86), Salino, Valadinho, Alan; Cesar, Matheus (Lima 67)
Subs not used: Artur, Barbosa, Meyong, Silvio, Guiherme

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Re: Glasgow Celtic FC
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2010, 08:16:32 PM »
Friendly Match
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Celtic Park, Glasgow

 
BY Mark Henderson
 

CELTIC completed their run of pre-season friendlies with a narrow 2-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers.

A tremendous free-kick from David Dunn gave the Premier League side the lead in the 12th minute, before Marc-Antoine Fortune levelled the match with a clever finish four minutes later.

The match swung from end-to-end, but Alan Judge gave Rovers the victory with a low shot on 64 minutes.

Lennon had used the opportunity to field a mixture of youth and experience ahead of the big kick-off in the SPL next Saturday.

Into the staring XI came the likes of Richie Towell, who made his Celtic Park bow for the top-team, Paddy McCourt, Milan Misun, Thomas Rogne and Marc Crosas.

The visitors made a bright start with David Dunn and Amine Lingazi seeing plenty of the ball in the centre of the pitch.

And only a superb save from Lukasz Zaluska from Nick Blackman’s powerful header denied them taking an early lead.

At the other end Mulgew had an opportunity to test Robinson with a free-kick from distance, but his effort didn’t have enough venom to trouble the Blackburn stopper.

On 12 minutes the English side opened the scoring in spectacular style. After Celtic conceded a free-kick 30 yards out, Dunn stepped up and sent a wonderful swirling shot into corner of the net, giving Zaluska no chance. It was a trademark strike from the midfielder.

The goal seemed to sting Lennon’s side into action. McCourt drifted in from the left and sent a low effort wide of the near-post.

And in the 16th minute they drew level with a well-crafted goal. McCourt cut inside and slid a delightful pass through for Fortune, who beat the offside trap and coolly lifted the ball over Robinson into the far corner.

The match was now more of an even contest as Celtic’s younger players began to grow into the game. Gary Hooper was close to reaching a through ball, but was beaten to the ball by the defender. The ensuing challenge forced the striker to leave the field, and he was replaced by Morten Rasmussen.

Celtic continued to press and Misun nearly gave the Hoops the lead in the 21st minute when he met Towell’s corner at the far-post, but he was unable to direct his header under the bar.

Former Real Madrid full-back Michel Salgado then burst forward on the right and evaded two challenges to dig out a low shot from an acute angle. However, Zaluska had his near-post covered.

A brilliant piece of skill from McCourt created another golden opening at the other end. After leaving Dunn for dead on the touchline, he fed Towell. Rasmussen collected the Irishman’s through ball but never made a clean connection to his attempted chip.

Fortune had been having a productive day, cutting in from the right and after Towell had teed him up, he fired over from the edge of the area.

There was a moment of anxiety for the Celtic forward when he fell awkwardly in a challenge with Phil Jones, but he was able to continue after treatment.

Towell, who was growing in confidence and influence as the game wore on, had the final effort of the half, with an ambitious low shot from distance which never troubled Robinson.

Celtic were very nearly caught cold after the restart. A long ball to the back-post was collected by Nikola Kalinic. He stepped inside Misun, but Zaluska was out quickly to block his shot.

The Hoops hit back immediately. Daryl Murphy reached the byline and drilled a low ball into the box. Rasmussen got the slightest of touches but couldn’t divert the ball into the net.

In the 53rd minute Dunn nearly bettered his first-half goal with a disguised chip from 35 yards which landed on the roof of the net.

Strong midfield play from Crosas then set up a quick Celtic counter-attack. Fortune crossed from the right and only the intervention of Robinson denied Rasmussen a certain goal.

Towell was certainly impressing with a dynamic, all-action display and he came close to capping off a dream debut. Collecting a return pass from Murphy, his side-footed effort was on target but was blocked.

A moment of indecision in the Hoops defence handed Blackburn the lead again in the 64th minute. Both Hinkel and Rogne waited for each other to make a clerance, allowing a grounded Kalinic to scoop the ball out wide for Alan Judge who finished expertly inside Zaluska’s near-post.

Buoyed by the goal, the Premier League side threatened to extend their advantage through efforts from Salgado and Brett Emerton.

It took Celtic a while to recover from the blow of conceding a second goal and their first chance to restore parity was when Cha came close to getting on the end of a deep Mulgrew cross.

Ben Hutchinson did well to set up Murphy inside the box and the Irishman’s well-struck shot brought out a good save from Robinson.

Junior Hoilett had been a real danger since entering the fray for the visitors with his electric pace. In the 84th minute he raced down the right and picked out Aaron Doran in the middle, and the midfielder's first-time shot flew over.

Hutchinson nearly snatched a draw for the Hoops, racing through the middle and flashing a shot that went inches past the far the post.

That was to be final chance of the match. Despite the defeat, Lennon would have been pleased to see many of his players get more game-time under their belts before the big kick-off next week.

 
CELTIC….1
(Fortune 16)


BLACKBURN ROVERS…2
(Dunn 12, Judge 64)


CELTIC (4-4-2) Zaluska; Hinkel, Rogne, Misun, Mulgrew; Fortune (Hutchinson 73), Towell, Crosas (Cha 68), McCourt; Murphy, Hooper (Rasmussen 25)
Not used: Cervi, Twardzik, Conroy, Hooiveld, Thompson


BLACKBURN (4-4-2) Robinson; Salgado, Givet, Jones, Chimbonda; Emerton (Doran 73) Linganzi, Dunn, Morris (Judge 62); Blackman (Hoilett 60), Kalinic (Gunning 73)
Not Used: Bunn, Nelson


Website Man of the Match: Richie Towell

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Re: Glasgow Celtic FC
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2010, 08:35:45 PM »
tomas,you haven't mentioned the sizeable portion of the  support who are bigots and nasties ::) ::)  just like Rangers ;)

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Re: Glasgow Celtic FC
« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2010, 01:50:05 AM »
tomas,you haven't mentioned the sizeable portion of the  support who are bigots and nasties ::) ::)  just like Rangers ;)

Was waiting for someone to bring politics into sport, NOT all are bigots and nasties as you say, infact fewer than you think, Tomas has started a thread "Glasgow Celtic FC" which informs celtic fans  and others of the history of this great club, the recent comings and goings of players, whats happening and whats about to happen, plz dont try to drag this topic under like so many Bigots would do.

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« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2010, 01:56:05 AM »
Keep up the good work Tomas, i enjoy reading you thread  :smile:

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Re: Glasgow Celtic FC
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2010, 06:24:18 PM »
squinter, you tuk thon bad...no mention of politics from me boyo... now read the opening post.."anything you want to say" "in fact, fewer than you think"..lookie here boyo , I have seen the bigots at Old Firm matches many times.  Celtic and Rangers , and the SFA,imho, have done little to quell the  sectarian elements of the support and Hearts and Hibs are  not good either....    I prefer to support a team which is local to me and non sectarian.... make the OLd Firm and the Edinburgh twosome play behind closed doors for 6 matches...i.e. no gate money,,,they will soon ban the non football flags and nastiness ::)

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« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2010, 01:54:28 PM »
Did nt know you were Welsh Boyo, anyway, incase you did nt know, in this part of the world politics and religion both go hand in hand, you could say religion is a form of politics or that it is linked to politics. Nevertheless politics or religion should not be brought into sport.
Yes there is sectarianism but as i said "fewer than you think" , Celtic FC fans work hard  to keep this element out, in all the matches ive been to in Celtic park i have never once seen or heard any sectarianism, thats not to say it does'nt happen. Yes at old firm games sectarianism can be worse , i think those people are called " 90 minute bigots" but i have also seen quite a few people being led from the stands by stewards and police for sectarianism or other forms of aggro so in actual fact the clubs are taking action.
Dont kid yerself into thinking that its only the top 2,3 or 4  clubs in scotland that have this problem, there are a few others aswell, is it because Celtic and Rangers have the biggest fan base so therefor must have more bigots ? Also you have the hatred between english clubs, maybe not sectarianism or bigotory but all in all its still hatred and which does nt get the same attention as the old firm.


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Re: Glasgow Celtic FC
« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2010, 02:54:46 PM »
Oh and btw, i wont be posting anymore about the troubles with scottish football on this thread, i think Tomas meant posting about  

Anything U want 2 Say about Glasgow Celtic FC
 
What do ya think of Neil Lennon as New Manager
 
Hope for The Future
 
New Signings
 
The Great Players,Managers,Teams

and prolly match reports when the league starts

If you want you can start a thread some where else.

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Re: Glasgow Celtic FC
« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2010, 10:58:27 PM »
"you could say religion is a form of politics"..you could say," the moon is made of green cheese" ;) :D    "Celtic fans work hard to keep this element out"..not hard enough, it has not worked :D
         Celtic and Rangers are disliked by most football fans except their own... they can boast great trophy success, but must take the bad with the good..I have seen them both play many times and ALWAYS SEEN SOME DISGRACEFUL BEHAVIOUR FROM THEM BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE STADIUM...

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Re: Glasgow Celtic FC
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2010, 11:48:49 AM »
Celtic's best signing for some time now is that of Gary HOOPER; Grays, Southend Utd., and Scunthorpe.
 
He'll be slottin them away when he gets back!
 
 
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