Celtic FC 2015/16 Season - going for 5IAR

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  1. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    May as well start the new season thread off for the Champions seeing as we are (supposedly) signing Dedryck Boyata from Manchester City today.

    The Belgian CB is rumoured to be costing us about £1.5m with Manchester City having a buy back clause inserted into the agreement.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32954918


    In other news regarding our central defence Ronny Deila is hopeful of keeping VVD at the club for at least one more season...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32864730

    Make it so Peter, make it so. :thumbsup:
     
  2. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    1st pre-season friendly officially announced so far -


    v SD Eibar | Saturday, 18th July | 6pm KO
     
  3. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
  4. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Pre-Season Schedule 2015-16 (so far...)


    Wednesday 1st July - Den Bosch K.O. 19.45
    Saturday 4th July - Dukla Prague K.O. 12:45
    Friday 10th July - Real Sociedad K.O. 19.45
    Saturday 18th July - SD Eibar K.O. 18.00
    Saturday 25th July - Rennes K.O. TBC
     
  5. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
  6. Pamela24

    Pamela24 Member

    Mar 8, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
  7. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    SO the Euro adventure begins with a trip to Iceland ---


    Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round - Stjarnan H - Wednesday 15th July
    Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round - Stjarnan A - Wednesday 22nd July
     
  8. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    did you guys see this? http://swissramble.blogspot.ca/2015/06/celtic-everythings-gone-green.html

    i was surprised to see the difference between celtic's wages and even some of the english championship teams' wages. i always assumed celtic was at a mid-table epl level of spending. the disparity of the tv deals is just unreal. that tv money makes even the bottom tier epl teams rich compared to a big club like celtic.
     
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  9. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    An interesting read but, and not trying to belittle your post, I'm afraid it's not revealed anything that most Celtic fans didn't already know unfortunately.
     
  10. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
     
  11. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i'm sure you're right. i just didn't imagine the gap was so big between celtic and the midtable epl clubs. and then i knew the gap between celtic and the rest of scotland was huge, but i wouldn't have guessed that celtic's wages are more than every other team combined. seeing the actual numbers, it makes some of the results in the CL even more impressive.
     
  12. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    So we started off our pre-season with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Den Bosch on Wednesday night. Best thing regarding this match is the fact that Tom Rogic was in sparkling form.

    I thought from the minute we signed him he had a chance to become a very good player for us. With Ronny at the helm hopefully (if he stays injury free) he may get the chance to shine this season.
     
  13. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
  14. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Now that we've signed Janko (see above) it looks like we have accepted a bid in the region of £2m for Adam Matthews from Sunderland.

    Nice bit of business for all involved if it comes off. :thumbsup:

    No need to hold four right backs in the first team squad (Lustig, Janko, Fisher). Those three should be more than enough cover for the position.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33374518

     
  15. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Lost 5-3 to Dukla Prague on Saturday in our 2nd pre-season friendly. Nor surprise to hear that our defending was nothing short of shambolic for a lot of the game. Izzy in particular was mince.

    Still, no injuries. Onwards we go.
     
  16. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Youtube highlights (not particularly good footage mind) of both pre-season games so far ---



     
  17. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland





    Two more new signings. Bailly will obviously play back-up to Craig Gordon now that Zaluska has left the club. Ciftci will certainly give us a different dimension up front. Whether he will be any better than say, Leigh Griffiths remains to be seen...
     
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  18. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
  19. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    So the main event began last night with a 1st leg 2-0 victory over Icelandic team FC Starjnan.

    Not great by any means. We look sufficiently blunt enough up front to provide palpitations for the next round. Yes I say the next round as we should certainly take care of business in the away leg. We'll certainly get at least 1 goal which would be more than enough. The fact that they can't park the bus for 90mins should ensure that.

    Goals ----

     
  20. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Assuming we can get through against Starjnan on Wednesday night we will then have to play either Qarabağ FK (AZE) or FK Rudar Pljevlja (MNE)
     
  21. TOareaFan

    TOareaFan Member+

    Jun 19, 2008
    Greater Toronto Area
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Celtic win the away leg 4-1 (after falling behind in the 7th minute) for an aggregate of 6-1 and do indeed face Qarabağ FK in the next round.
     
  22. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Other than the early goal it went pretty much as expected. Goals below.

     
  23. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    qarabag should be another winnable tie I would think.
     
  24. TheDark

    TheDark New Member

    Apr 3, 2015
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    The fact that we even have to go through these teams is laughable. The only thing we have to do is not become complacent when playing against these teams and we're through, in terms of football we are leagues ahead.
     
  25. shizzle787

    shizzle787 Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    50/50: Qarabag beat Red Bull Salzberg in the 1st leg of the 3rd qualifying round last year.
     

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