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  1. This kinda explains it -

    From STV site:

    Celtic's UEFA Champions League conquerors Legia Warsaw say they are being investigated by UEFA over allegedly fielding an ineligible player in their second leg tie.

    Bartosza Bereszyński came on as a substitute with four minutes to go at Murrayfield, although the governing body are considering a complaint the player should have been suspended for the match.

    In a statement, Legia confirmed they have prepared a submission to UEFA regarding the matter.

    If found to have fielded an ineligible player, Legia could be disqualified from the competition, with Celtic advancing to the play-off stage.

    Bereszyński was sent off in the UEFA Europa League last season. The duration of his subsequent ban was for three games but he missed Legia's next three UEFA matches against St Patrick's Athletic and the home leg of his side's tie with Celtic.

    UEFA regulations however state that a ban only applies to a player if he is listed in a club's squad for matches. As the player in question was not on Legia's squad list for the St Patrick's tie, he would have been ineligible for the Celtic match.

    Who made the complaint??


  2. Coverage: BBC Radio Scotland

    Captain Scott Brown is sure Celtic can emulate last season's dramatic Champions League comeback as they bid to overcome Legia Warsaw on Wednesday.

    The Poles lead 4-1 from the first leg of the third round qualifier.

    Celtic needed a 3-0 home win against Shakhter Karagandy to reach the group stage in 2013 and Brown is backing his team-mates for more heroics.

    "It's going to be hard because we need three goals but I believe we can do it," said the injured midfielder.

    "The Shakhter game last season was huge for us - we scored three goals then and we have to do it again this week.

    Brown is missing with a hamstring problem sustained in pre-season and is not expected to return until mid-September at the earliest.

    In his absence, Celtic were overrun in the Polish capital after taking an early lead.

    Defender Efe Ambrose was sent off in the first half and the result could have been much worse but for two missed penalties from the hosts.

    "Everyone knows it was a disappointing result and it was hard to take," added Brown.

    Scottish comebacks in Europe

    28 Aug 2013: Celtic 3-0 Shakhter Karagandy (3-2 agg) 2 Nov 1983: Celtic 5-0 Sporting Lisbon (5-2 agg)

    3 Nov 1981: Dundee Utd 5-0 Borussia Monchengladbach (5-2 agg) 29 Nov 1967: Hibernian 5-0 Napoli (6-4 agg)

    "But we've got a chance to put it right, We'll need our top players to play well and I'm sure that's what they'll do.

    "It always hurts when people write you off, but that's football. People always write you off. That's when you have to put the wrongs right and go out there and show everyone what you can do.

    "You can prove a point to everyone out there on the field."

    With Celtic Park being refitted after hosting the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, Ronny Deila's side will again play at Murrayfield, having beaten KR Reykjavik 4-0 at the home of Scottish rugby for a 5-0 aggregate win in the previous round.

    "The fans will come out again in their thousands and that's going to help us," said Brown.

    "We've seen how our fans can help put pressure on the opposition, which is what we'll be looking to do against Legia Warsaw.

    "The fans were fantastic in the game against Reykjavik and I'm sure they'll create another brilliant atmosphere at Murrayfield on Wednesday."

    :lol: :lol: :pipe:


  3. Its not a viable option right now as it will cost too much to sack mccoist and his back room team and then replace them all.

    If they are on a rolling 1 year then the board should be looking at alternative options right now but whoever does come in will want to make his own mark on the squad which is way short of winning the top division.

    Finances are dictating this right now but if we lose to hibs tomorrow i would expect him to hold up his hands and say he can take us no further but unfortunatly that wont happen.


  4. Seem to be missing the point, everyone seems to think he's improved since he left us and are using last season as an example. He's just the same player and a good few years older.

    It would've been nice to see the club actually look beyond domestic football and coach/buy players to be better than the rest of the dross in Scotland.

    That will require a scouting dept.


  5. If we had Boyd and Miller in the team last season we would have imo beat DU in the semi final and probably went on to lift the cup.

    Would be a good move in the short term to bring in Boyd, I don't think the club in its current circumstances could realistically bring in a more prolific goal scorer... and if it keeps Daly out the team then it cant be a bad thing. (tu)

    Sometimes you need to take a step back to move forward, frustrating as it is that's where we're at. Maybe some time soon the club will be in a better financial position to properly plan for the long term and bring in some quality younger players for our return to top flight .

    Couldn't agree more.


  6. Sod Goodwillie, he has never proved anything since leaving DUTD. THAT is the whole reason we looked at Miller/Boyd. We need a mix of youth and experience but I dont think Goodwillie really ticks either of these boxes.

    You are right however my gut instinct says he would be worth a punt. One year contract with the option of another to see if he couod recapture his form as there is definetly a player in him.

    Papers will regurgutate every negative story daily about him if he did sign for us.

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