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#21 Brucey

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 03:38 PM

You'll win the second leg. I proved my psychic abilities yesterday so, yeah, I'm right about this!

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 03:46 PM

View PostBrucey, on 12 July 2016 - 03:38 PM, said:

You'll win the second leg. I proved my psychic abilities yesterday so, yeah, I'm right about this!

I hope you're right.

I'm not sure I could deal with being knocked out at this stage. :scared:

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 03:51 PM

View Postfoghorn-leghorn, on 12 July 2016 - 03:46 PM, said:

View PostBrucey, on 12 July 2016 - 03:38 PM, said:

You'll win the second leg. I proved my psychic abilities yesterday so, yeah, I'm right about this!

I hope you're right.

I'm not sure I could deal with being knocked out at this stage. :scared:


We got knocked out of the Europa League before reaching the group stage in 2014, I can confirm that it sucks. It sucked even more than it sucks for most I think because I can't see us qualifying for a European campaign ever again!

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 04:00 PM

View PostBrucey, on 12 July 2016 - 03:51 PM, said:

View Postfoghorn-leghorn, on 12 July 2016 - 03:46 PM, said:

View PostBrucey, on 12 July 2016 - 03:38 PM, said:

You'll win the second leg. I proved my psychic abilities yesterday so, yeah, I'm right about this!

I hope you're right.

I'm not sure I could deal with being knocked out at this stage. :scared:


We got knocked out of the Europa League before reaching the group stage in 2014, I can confirm that it sucks. It sucked even more than it sucks for most I think because I can't see us qualifying for a European campaign ever again!

This is also my biggest fear.

We were last in the group stages in 2013!!!

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 09:04 AM

Brendan Rodgers - " It's not an embarrassment losing to the champion of Gibraltar. " :lol:

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 09:56 AM

I hope he didn`t tell the players that

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 10:48 AM

It's looking increasingly likely that Sam Allardyce will be the next England manager. I think he's the best English manager around at the moment, out of not too many to choose from, and most importantly he doesn't strike as a nice "yes man", he'll do things his way and give some backsides a kicking if necessary.

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 03:20 PM

Should there be a place in his staff for Harry Redknapp?

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 04:13 PM

If he hires Redknapp as his assistant or something I wouldn't complain. They can't have Steve Bruce though. :no:

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 04:31 PM

Red Bull Salzburg ( Austria ) D-man Andreas Ulmer played the entire second half of today's Champion's League match against FK Lipawa, in RB Leipzig's ( Germany ) jersey. :laughing guy:

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 06:40 AM

"Hull confirm there has been no approach from the FA to speak to manager Steve Bruce"

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 08:24 AM

Man City  bid 53 million for England defender John Stones.

Amazing.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 08:36 AM

He's definitely got some potential but my god that's way too much!

Also, looks like N'Golo Kante might be off to Chelsea, which would be a brilliant signing for them but a big blow for Leicester.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 08:58 AM

Kante apparently turning down 100 Grand  a week to stay at Leicester.

I have to say, the amount of money being splashed on transfers and wages is becoming offensive.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:09 AM

It is. Apparently Gonzalo Higuain rejected an offer worth £800,000 per week from a Chinese club, which would have made him the highest payed player ever. I could see the Chinese top division overtaking the premier league within the next decade with some of the cash they're willing to splash.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:45 AM

That is staggering.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 11:23 AM

LATEST FIFA WORLD RANKINGS





1 Argentina
2 Belgium
3 Colombia
4 Germany
5 Chile
6 Portugal
7 France
8 Spain
9 Brazil
10 Italy


11 Wales
12 Uruguay
13 England
14 Mexico
15 Croatia
16 Poland
17 Ecuador
18 Switzerland
19 Turkey
20 Hungary




Selected others:
22 Iceland
25 USA
26 Holland
28 Northern Ireland
31 Republic of Ireland
40 Sweden
50 Scotland
59 Australia



Welsh fans must be in dreamland..



Iceland just outside the top 20.


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 11:45 AM

England are too high, Iceland should be above us!

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 12:12 PM

View PostBrucey, on 14 July 2016 - 11:45 AM, said:

England are too high, Iceland should be above us!

Only a matter of time :16ton:

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 12:31 PM

Celtic become first British club to introduce safe-standing after completing construction ahead of Brendan Rodgers' first home game
  • Celtic Park is the first ground in Britain to have a safe standing area
  • Work finished on area of ground that will house 2,600 standing fans
  • Scottish champions were granted a safe-standing licence 12 months ago
Work has been completed on the area that will house 2,600 standing supporters at Celtic Park this season.

The Scottish champions were granted a safe-standing licence 12 months ago, after two previous applications to Glasgow City Council had been rejected.
Celtic were engaged in talks with relevant authorities for more than five years, before the initiative was finally given the go-ahead last June.




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Celtic Park is officially the first football ground in Britain to have incorporated a safe standing area


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Work has been completed on an area of ground that will house 2,600 standing fans with rail seating


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Celtic supporters have plenty to be excited about next season, no matter how they choose to watch the action


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And the club have taken to social media to announce that Celtic Park is now officially the first ground in Britain to have a safe standing area.

'Finishing touches on the new Rail Seating section. We look forward to welcoming you all here on Saturday for Brendan Rodgers' first game at Paradise!' they wrote alongside a collection of photos of the new and improved section of the stadium.


FSF's safe standing campaign coordinator Peter Daykin said: 'Celtic deserve praise for being brave enough to pursue this and for listening to its fans.'

The modified section, which cost the club an estimated £500,000, will represent only a small part of a ground which has room for more than 60,000 fans.
Rodgers will be hoping it adds to the atmosphere as his team bid to makes amends for their highly disappointing 1-0 defeat to Lincoln Red Imps in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier.




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The modified section, which cost the club an estimated £500,000, represents only a small part of a ground


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The build represents a significant development in British football after long-term resistance to standing


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The second leg takes place at Celitc Park on Wednesday and will represent a significant development in British football, given the long-term resistance to any reintroduction of standing by the game's key decision makers.

Rail seating is particularly common in Germany's Bundesliga, most notably at Borussia Dortmund's Westfalenstadion, one of the few grounds in Europe with a reputation on par with Celtic Park for its intensity and atmosphere.

Standing was outlawed in English football stadiums after the 1990 publication of the Taylor Report, commissioned following the Hillsborough Stadium disaster one year earlier.

But the Football Supporters' Federation have been championing the idea of safe-standing since 2002 - and if the concept works successfully in Scotland then the voices asking for its introduction in south of the border will surely only grow louder.

The dickheads on Glasgow Council have tried hard to stop Celtic doing this, simply because the " New Rangers" can`t afford to do the same . I`m amazed they allowed us to install our award winning WIFI setup.

We take on Wolfsburg in Glasgow on Saturday. Tough match, but there better be an improvement on our last shambolic outing.

Edited by foghorn-leghorn, 14 July 2016 - 12:35 PM.





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