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Celtic FC: Here We Go Ten In A Row

Started on 25 April 2017 by MJK46
Latest Reply on 21 June 2017 by MJK46
InfraRed He is doing better than I thought

Justice YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The first month of competitive play has passed for Glasgow's Green and White, to say it was an interesting month is an understatement. With four matches that include three Champions League meetings and the first league match of the season the club had to get ready fast. With so many new faces at the club it is going to take some time for the players to gel and be on the same page. It is happening but at a slower pace.

The first competitive match of the season came in our Champions League opener against Olimpija Ljubljana, a team we faced in a friendly last season. It was a fairly routine 3-1 victory for the Bhoys as a few players made their Celtic debuts. Goals would be scored by Patrick Roberts, Stuart Armstrong and Fernando Torres, who scored his first goal for the club.

A week later Celtic traveled to Slovenia for the second leg against Olimpija. Unlike the previous meeting Celtic would struggle as they held on to a 4-3 victory. For the host a later push and a sub par day by Craig Gordon were the causes of the scoreline. A rare goal off of a header by Jozo Simunovic gave Celtic the lead, while Moussa Dembele scored his first two goals of the year and Fernando Torres got his second of the series.

Following the two victories over Olimpija, Celtic were drawn another Eastern European club for the third round, Mladá Boleslav of the Czech Republic. For Celtic it was a difficult day as the referee had targeted the club all evening long and penalizing them for the smallest infractions. The only score came in the sixty-eighth minute as Moussa Dembele converted a penalty.

The final match of July was also the first of the 2017/18 Scottish Premiership season. In this opener against Rangers at Ibrox it was another classic Old Firm meeting. It would take over seventy minutes for the first goal to be scored and that came from Scott Brown. Fernando Torres introduced himself to Rangers fans as he scored his third goal of the month in what would be the deciding goal of the evening.

It’s no real surprise that Fernando Torres is the Dafabet Player of the Month of July, is it? After bagging 3 goals with one against Rangers, he was the obvious choice. He caused huge problems to every defense he came up against, and was able to prove age does not matter. If he can carry this form into the new season, then he could help the club shatter records once again.


As we enter August Champions League and league matches dominate the month. Starting tomorrow Celtic will be facing Mladá Boleslav in the second leg of the third qualifying round. If Celtic hold on and win they will enter the playoff and that takes place on 15 and 22 August. If for some reason they drop to the Europa League matches take place on the 17th and 24th. On the 6th Hearts travel to Glasgow to face us, then on the 12th travel across town to face Partick. Following that day the Bhoys return home for two straight home games to end the month, Inverness CT on the 19th and Dundee on the 26th.
The signing of Torres appears to have been somewhat of a masterstroke thus far!
Is Liverpool Torres back :)
Torres looks like a great piece of business and a good return to the SPL man!
Wow what a signing. Torres will give you more firepower now. Great win also Rodgers
Justice He is doing better than expected

ML Scouter Yes he is

mgriffin2012 Thanks and what a steal as he was free lol

redvee35 Scary as hell now man

UEFA Champions League
Third Qualifying Phase:Leg 2
FK Mladá Boleslav 1-5 Celtic FC

Fernando Torres on 2 Aug 21:45
Nando gives his incite after a one goal three assist day in a 5-1 victory over FK Mladá Boleslav .

"Fernando congratulations on another fine game with Celtic, how does this victory feel?"

"It was great and it feels good to contribute towards a victory."

"Last time out against Mladá you were on the bench the whole time and they seemed to struggle, with you starting there was a huge difference from the first leg, do you think you were the reason for the big win?"

"Yeah, it looks like it. I was one of the key reasons for the big scoreline, being able to help with three goals and scoring one of my own helped."

"Do you enjoy partnering with Moussa Dembele?"

"Of course I do, Moussa is a tremendous player and one of the best young guns out there."

"Finally do you fancy any specific team in the next round?"

"It really does not matter as I feel this team can take on whoever and advance, but if i had to pick one club it would be Liverpool because of Brendan and my past with the team."

"Thank you for your time, enjoy the victory!"

"Thank you!!!!"
The prospect of potentially playing against Liverpool in the next round must be exciting, although not for your chances of progression! :P Hopefully the tie will be favourable towards Celtic, and hand them with a good chance of reaching the group stage!
I still hold a place in my heart for El Nino, so I hope you don't draw Liverpool because I don't want him to break Anfiels hearts!
Justice We won't meet then in the playoff but hopefully in the group stage

mgriffin2012 If we do play them we will break them
Betfred Cup second-round draw

Monday, 2nd of August 2017

The draw for the second round of the Betfred Cup was made at Global Energy Stadium this afternoon and resulted as follows...

Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Dumbarton
Celtic v Dundee United
Partick Thistle v Morton
Aberdeen v Kilmarnock
Dundee FC v Queen of the South
Motherwell v Hamilton
St. Johnstone v Ross County
Rangers v Heart of Midlothian

Ties are due to be played on Tuesday/Wednesday August 8/9

UEFA Champions League Playoff draw
Friday 4 August 2017

The draws for the UEFA Champions League playoff have been made, with Liverpool, Schalke, Sporting CP, Juventus and Athletic Bilbao joining Celtic, Dinamo Bucureşti and FC København.

It will be an exciting round as we inch closer and closer to the group stage. It was a night of excitement and suspense as the teams were drawn.

There are several great match-ups including; Juventus v Sporting CP and Dynamo Kyiv v Liverpool in the Best Placed Playoff section. In the Champions Route we get GNK Dinamo v Olympiacos and Dinamo Bucureşti v FC København.

The match-up between Celtic FC and Rosenborg will see the two face each other for the second year in a row. Last season Celtic defeated the Norwegian champions by a 8-3 aggregate score in the second qualifying round.

Whomever wins advanced to the Champions League Group Stage while the losers drop to the Europa League Group Stage.

The first legs will be played on 15/16 August, with the returns taking place on 22/23 August.
Rosenborg will prove a tricky opponent, I'm sure. Nando will have to be at the top of his game!
A difficult tie against Rosenberg but I think you'll be able to outclass them over two legs and progress to the group stage as expected. Some very exciting ties for the playoff round though too!

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