Europa League INFO..Draw,Fixtures,Thoughts………


Friday lunchtime I was sitting streaming the draw and as each pot emptied our opponents for this years Europa league campaign emerged,first Ajax then Fenerbahçe then Molde,the Norwegian side shouldnt pose Celtic any problems home and away and we would expect to get the full 6 points from the games,Fenerbahçe we have never met in fact we’ve not played any turkish opposition the 2 games against one of the toughest teams in the draw will be a real test…..

Il be honest right now and say they will be group winners,anything we can take from them will be a huge bonus,where our European adventure will be decided will be the games against Ajax home and away ,in recent games in the champions league we have played 4 lost 2 and won 2 ,and all but one-off the games were close,depending on other results and if 2nd spot is our realistic goal 9 points should be enough to secure qualification,of course id like to win the group but getting through should be the clubs priority…


Make no bones about it this is the toughest group in the tournament and Celtic football club are no stranger to these draws,ive championed the Europa league for several yrs now and ive always said its our level,in the current climate we can’t compete in the champions league against teams with multi million pound investment,of course I understand Roy Keane’s comments and fans on social media saying we should be in the champions league …

If we had the resources then yes of course who wouldn’t want to be in with the cream of europe ,but fans ,supporters x players all need to realise Celtic are a big club and have the most passionate fans in the world we havent changed in the last 10 yrs whats changed and moved forward are the Chelsea’s,Real Madrids ,and Barcelona’s and the billionaires who fund them ,id rather play in a competition where were relatively on par as a club with our opponents ….

It’s not always about the money,had we won the uefa cup in 2003 that would have been seen as a fine achievement in the 2nd competition so why since reforming to the Europa league has this competition been so badly received by fans,look football is about opinions it’s not going to be for everyone ,but at the end of the day we go again ,and I for one am looking forward to it HH

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Club by Club

Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax, also AFC Ajax or Ajax Amsterdam, is a Dutch professional football club based in Amsterdam. Historically, Ajax is the most successful club in the Netherlands, with 33 Eredivisie titles and 18 KNVB Cups.Celtic have played the dutch outfit on several occasions in the champions league last few results below….

Wed 06 Nov     Ajax Amsterdam 1 – 0 Celtic     Champions League

Tue 22 Oct       Celtic 2 – 1 Ajax Amsterdam     Champions League

Wed 22 Aug      Celtic 0 – 1 Ajax Amsterdam     Champions League
Celtic won 3-2 on aggregate

Wed 08 Aug      Ajax Amsterdam 1 – 3 Celtic     Champions League



fenerbache squad 2015

Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü is a Turkish professional football club based in the district of Kadıköy, Istanbul, and part of the larger Fenerbahçe multisports club,Celtic have never met turkish opposition so its a bit of history in the making the turkish outfit have a reputation of hard tackling and quick build ups,also the turkish fans are feverish and frenzy like so it should be quite a experience for the hoops….


Molde FK

Molde Fotballklubb is a football club from Molde, Norway, that currently plays in the Tippeligaen, the Norwegian top division. Founded on 19 June 1911, Molde was originally known as International Celtic have also never played molde but of course have met norwegian teams before such as Rosenborg in competitive european competition ,seen as the weakest team in the group celtic should see both the games home and away as ones they can win …..

Live UEFA Europa League Football on TV matches can be seen exclusively on BT Sport in the UK. BT Sport will show every match live from the 2015/2016 UEFA Europa League including the 2016 UEFA Europa League Final live on TV from St. Jakob-Park, Basel.


Group A: Ajax, Celtic, Fenerbahce, Molde

Group B: Rubin Kazan, Liverpool, Bordeaux, Sion

Group C: Borussia Dortmund, Paok Thessaloniki, Krasnodar, Gabala

Group D: Napoli, Club Brugge, Legia Warsaw, Midtjyllland

Group E: Villarreal, Viktoria Plzen, Rapid Vienna, Dinamo Minsk

Group F: Marseille, Braga, Slovan Liberec, Groningen

Group G: Dnipropetrovsk, Lazio, St-Etienne, Rosenborg

Group H: Sporting Lisbon, Besiktas, Lokomotiv Moscow, Skenderbeu

Group I: Basel, Fiorentina, Lech Poznan, Belenenses

Group J: Tottenham Hotspur, Anderlecht, Monaco, Qarabag

Group K: Schalke, Apoel Nicosia, Sparta Prague, Asteras Tripolis

Group L: Athletic Bilbao, AZ Alkmaar, Augsburg, Partizan Belgrade

Matchday One
Ajax (A)
Thursday, September 17

Matchday Two
Fenerbahce (H)
Thursday, October 1

Matchday Three
Molde (A)
Thursday, October 22

Matchday Four
Molde (H)
Thursday, November 5

Matchday Five
Ajax (H)
Thursday, November 26

Matchday Six
Fenerbahce (A)
Thursday, December 10



About Maclad1888

THE CELTIC FOOTSOLDIERS MACLAD1888 The blog was setup over 6 years ago its mainly about celtic football club and the great fans ,but olso the wider footballing issues in scotland like Rangers fc deceased 1873-2012-and there piriah club Sevco .... its always developing and its not the finished article theres pages at the top which are works in progress..the core off the blog is fully operational and theres more than enough for people to get through,im always adding enjoy it and share...this club off ours is very special its like no other and the celtic family is worldwide hh and god bless YNWA
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