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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
Betfred Cup quarter-final draw

Thursday, 11th of August 2016

Betfred Cup Second Round Results:

Heart of Midlothian 2 Queen of the South 1
Hibernian 1 Partick Thistle 0
Ross County 2 Celtic 4
Dunfermline Athletic 1 Rangers 4
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2 Dumbarton 1
Dundee FC P 0 St. Mirren 0
St. Johnstone 0 Aberdeen 0 P
Raith Rovers 1 Falkirk 2

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup was made at Celtic Park this evening and resulted as follows:

Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Aberdeen
Celtic V Heart of Midlothian
Hibernian v Rangers
Dundee FC v Falkirk

Ties due to be played on the midweek of September 20/21

Scott Brown on 20 Aug 09:03
The captain reports back after first training session after suffering a pulled hamstring at the start of the preseason tour.

"We would like to welcome Scott Brown for our first sit down of the 2016/17 season for him. Broony has returned after an injury that sidelined him from the start of preseason. We talk everything from his rehab to the new management and the return of old firm rival Rangers."

"Scott how does it feel to be back training with everyone? Do you feel up to speed on everything?"

"It feels good to be back on the training ground with everyone. This is a special team from what I have observed on the sideline and finally getting a chance to work with them is a pleasure. I do feel like I am starting to get to speed with everything."

"This is your tenth season since joining from Hibs back in the 2007/08 season. How does it feel to be with this club for as long as you have?"

"Oh wow, I didn't realize I have been with the club that long haha....Being part of Celtic is a special feeling and I hope that I can continue playing for 10 more years haha."

"Do you think you will break Billy McNeill's all time appearance record? He has 822 appearances in all competitions."

"Haha, I don't know but that would be quite an accomplishment. All I have ot say is we will see."

"What do you think about Brendan Rodgers so far?"

"I really like him and can tell he is a great leader both on and off the pitch. This club is pretty much the same as last season with a few exceptions and he is bringing out something that was lost during the previous managers stint." He is starting to get more out of us and that has contributed to a great start so far."

"Earlier in the week the coaching staff said that you will be starting against St. Johnstone, what do you feel the team needs to do to ensure victory?"

"We just need to go out and play our natural game, it is that simple. The Saints are a quality side and will make us work hard for the victory."

"Finally, what are your thoughts about Rangers returning to the Premiership?"

"I love it because we have more chances to beat them."

"Well that is all for our interview with Broony. It was nice talking with him and we wish him heath and success this season. Celtic will be facing St. Johnstone on the 21st. The kick off is set for a 2:000 PM kickoff from Perth. This match will be streamed live on Celtic TV and will begin an hour before kickoff.
Great update mate, I expected nothing less from the Ross County game, good result.
Fantastic work. Scott Brown is a legend
ScottT You were right about Boyce

redvee35 After he retires I want him as a coach

Celtic survive GNK Dinamo trip to advance in Champions League
GNK Dinamo 0-3 Celtic (0-3 aggregate)
Roberts 12,26 Rogic 54

Dinamo supporters lighting pyro before the match. Just one of the many factors into this intimidating trip for the Scottish Champions.

Tuesday 23 August 2016 22.20 BST

Brendan Rodgers suffered “probably the longest week” of his managerial career as Celtic survived a scare against GNK Dinamo to reach the Champions League group stage for the first time in three years with this big away win.

The Croatian champions were heavy favourites to see out the play-off second leg after a 0-0 draw at Parkhead last week but were on the ropes from the early stages at the Maksimir.

With the previous leg a scoreless draw Celtic were no longer the favourite as having to win away especially in Croatia is one tough task to do. Luckily Celtic had the better match that evening.

The Scotland goalkeeper, Craig Gordon, was the key reason that Celtic had survived the first leg due to many incredible saves. The Dinamo attack was just as furious as they were in Glasgow and had to be the hero once again. This was Gordon's fifth clean sheet in Champions League Play this season.

Forward Patrick Roberts got Celtic off to a good start when he scored a beautiful goal that hit the top of the crossbar before crossing the line. Celtic had the edge on away goals. Fourteen minutes later Roberts added his second guaranteeing Celtic a spot in the group stage.

A minute into the second half Dinamo's Ante Coric, who is a transfer target by Rodgers, would up with a yellow card inside the box for tripping Patrick Roberts. You would have expected him to take the penalty for the hat-trick but Scott Sinclair stepped instead. The result was a diving save by Dominik Livakovic. It was still 2-0.

Later on Celtic's Tom Rogic made the traveling support forget about the miss with his own goal in the 54th minute with a deadly strike. Celtic would hold on and keep the 3-0 lead and turn it into a 3-0 victory.

Rodgers, the Celtic manager, declared himself “immensely proud”, saying: “It was probably the most intense away trip I have faced as a coach, and I think with past experiences that players have had, sometimes they know how it can map out."

“I thought GNK Dinamo were outstanding. They had to force the game, of course. They had all to lose but they played very well. But I have to congratulate my players, because all the work we have been doing has been based around that mentality and quality of game."

Celtic will now find out their fate tomorrow as the group stage is drawn in Monaco.

Well done Celtic. Do it for us boys in Scotland. Where's Moussa ?
Well done, let's hope you can get a easier group.
Solid victory against a rather dangerous team. My advice for the group stage would be to throw absolutely everything in to every single game! Your co-efficient will increase more with each victory than with each draw. So even if your fate is sealed with games remaining, play for maximum points, as that will improve your seeding in future competitions.
redvee35 He was starting but let the other do work

ScottT You will see

Justice Thank you for the advise, you will see I will be able to get a victory or two so I can bring that coefficient up
UEFA Champions League Group Stage draw
Thursday 25 August 2016

The group stage draw comprises 32 clubs, 22 of whom are direct entrants while ten qualified via the play-offs.

Which teams are in which pots?

Pot 1: Real Madrid (ESP, holders), Barcelona (ESP), Leicester City (ENG), Bayern München (GER), Juventus (ITA), Benfica (POR), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), CSKA Moskva (RUS)

Pot 2: Atlético Madrid (ESP), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Arsenal (ENG), Manchester City (ENG), Sevilla (ESP), Porto (POR), Napoli (ITA), Bayer Leverkusen (GER)

Pot 3: Basel (SUI), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Lyon (FRA), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Sporting CP (POR), Club Brugge (BEL), Shakhtar (UKR)

Pot 4: Celtic (SCO), Sporting (POR), Beşiktaş (TUR),Viktoria Plzeň (CZE), Red Bull Salzburg (AUS), Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL),Roma (ITA), Villarreal (ESP)

Draw procedure
  • No team can play a club from their own association, with the exact draw procedure to be confirmed before the ceremony.
  • Following a decision by the UEFA Executive Committee, Ukrainian and Russian teams cannot be drawn against each other.
  • The draw also establishes the groups for the UEFA Champions League path of the UEFA Youth League.
  • The draw ceremony includes the vote for and presentation of the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Awards for men and women.

Road to Cardiff
When are the draws?
25/08/16: Group stage
12/12/16: Round of 16
17/03/17: Quarter-finals
21/04/17: Semi-finals

When are the matches?
13–14/09/16: Group stage, matchday one
27–28/09/16: Group stage, matchday two
18–19/10/16: Group stage, matchday three
01–02/11/16: Group stage, matchday four
22–23/11/16: Group stage, matchday five
06–07/12/16: Group stage, matchday six
14–15/02/17 and 21–22/02/17: Round of 16, first leg
07–08/03/17 and 14–15/03/17: Round of 16, second leg
11–12/04/17: Quarter-finals, first leg
18–19/04/17: Quarter-finals, second leg
02–03/05/17: Semi-finals, first leg
09–10/05/17: Semi-finals, second leg
03/06/17: Final (National Stadium of Wales, Cardiff)

The draw has been finished and we have some great match ups. Group C is what you would call the Group of Death with Real Madrid, Dortmund, Tottenham and Sporting CP.

Celtic Football Club are celebrating their 50th anniversary of their European Cup win back in the 1966/67 season. The group affectionately known as the Lisbon Lions defeated Inter Milan by a score of 2-1 at Estádio Nacional in Lisbon.
Like I said in our chat, you have the best group you could wish for but obviously it is still very challenging. 50 years on from the club's last triumph could you imagine the headlines if the unthinkable happens? ;)
ScottT If Celtic can reach a final in yours I don't see any problem with me doing the same

CELTIC have been drawn against FC Porto, Olympiacos and Leicester City after being placed in Group D of the UEFA Champions League.

Brendan Rodgers’ side, who sealed their place in this season’s prestigious tournament with a 3-0 aggregate win over GNK Dinamo in the play-off stages, will partake in one of the easier groups this season.

Portuguese giants Porto are familiar opponents for the Bhoys, who have met the Primeira Liga several times in Europe, including the 2003 UEFA Cup Final where the Dragões defeated Celtic 3-2.

There will be a new challenge for the Hoops this season, however, in the shape of Leicester City, the surprise champions of last years English Premier League. The two sides have never faced each other in any European competition.

Tickets will be available for season ticket holders and other priority groups ahead of the public sale that will go on 4 hours before the first kickoff.


Sept 13-Leicester City (a)

Sept 28-Olympiacos

Oct 19-FC Porto

Nov 1-FC Porto (a)

Nov 23-Leicester City

Dec 6- Olympiacos (a)
Olympiakos to conclude the group, let's hope you are through by then!

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