Celtic Tour And Upcoming European Qualifier ..


Brendan Rodgers Tenure has hardly started but already theirs rumblings and knifes being aimed at the new Celtic managers back by media and some fans,Ive kinda vowed to take a step back from attacking my own fans ,and i hope throughout the season i can try to understand their point of view a bit more,i know that the modern day Celtic fan is passionate about the club,i also know that with a wide and varied support peoples opinions will clash,one thing i do hope for is that Celtics fans unite firmly behind Brendan Rodgers and give him the time previous managers were not afforded…..

Celtics pre season tour ended without defeat with 2 draws and 2 wins yet still people want to moan and lambaste the coaching staff,these games are meaningless and only serve to get players up to match fitness,most of the time when these games occur our opponents are already well into their own season,also Brendan would have been trying to work out his best team for the upcoming games,notably the clash on Tuesday against Lincoln red imps in the 2nd round champions league qualifier,with so much hype resting on the new gaffers shoulders having come from good stock at Liverpool ,Celtics fans need to asses at the end of the season not 2 not 4 not 6 months in…



The pressure put on Ronnie deila was extensive it was clear around the end of 2015 he had lost the support ,justified or not it made the final 6 months very difficult for the players the manager and the club with endless negativity,the pressure from within was more than the challenge from Aberdeen or hearts our closest rivals,i hope Brendan Rodgers gets off to a flyer,im worried if its not going well the daggers will be out before he can get his slippers under the desk,anyone who knows or reads this blog will know i share no negativity about players or management,id rather look for the positive in a situation….

Look im not trying to tell or change opinion,im just looking for a bit of unity within the support,i feel in the last few years it was gone,now more than ever we need to be together,the pretender to the crown has returned in a new guise after 4 yrs in the wilderness,and even though all of Scottish football know rangers fc 1872-2012 died ,the Scottish media circus and the edmondson drive crew will have you believe a Phoenix is about to arise from the ashes,the challenge ahead is greater this season than in the past,a bastards return and a sfa whom will ensure a wee bit of gerrymandering here and their to help sevco along the way ,so you see paranoia is about to take hold again ,this is another reason to stay together and don’t show our enemies weakness…

Celtic will face Lincoln Red Imps in the second round of Champions League qualifiers after the side from Gibraltar came from behind to win their home tie 2-0.They were trailing 2-1 to Estonian side Flora Tallinn in the first round first leg but bounced back on their own turf to win 3-2 on aggregate and progress.

Tue, 12th Jul Lincoln Red Imps UEFA Champions League 1900 A


It all really starts Tuesday night ,were expected to get through this part of the challenge ,next 2 phases will be tougher im sure,if we do make it to the champions league all good,like i said earlier im going to try to refrain from attacking my own supporters like ive done in previous posts on the blog,the media sevco and the sfa will suffice in season 2016-17,lets hope Brendan and the bhoys have a great season together and the fans back the club 100% hail hail and god bless…



Pre-season Friendly
Arena Petrol, Slovenia
Thursday June 30, 2016

(Ciftci 56, Rogic 75)

(Miskic 28, 49)

CELTIC came from behind to record a 2-2 draw with NK Celje of Slovenia in their first match under Brendan Rodgers.

Pre-season friendly
Merkur Arena, Graz
Sunday, July 3, 2016


(Christie 35)

RYAN Christie’s first-half strike saw Brendan Rodgers collect his first victory as Celtic manager against Sturm Graz in the Merkur Arena.

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Pre-season friendly
Stadion Stozice, Ljubljana
Wednesday, July 7, 2016

(Zajc 58)

(Griffiths 27, 56)

LEIGH Griffiths’ deadly double fired Celtic to a deserved 2-1 victory over Slovenian champions Olimpija Ljubljana in an entertaining pre-season friendly.

Pre-season friendly
Stadion Ljudski Vrt, Maribor
Saturday, July 9, 2016



DESPITE controlling most of the match, Celtic had to settle for a goal-less draw against NK Maribor in their final game of the pre-season tour of Slovenia.


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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 stuff.so 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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4 Responses to Celtic Tour And Upcoming European Qualifier ..

  1. Andy says:

    Brendan will be well aware that the SMSM (level 5) will be out to get him but once he gets his preferred line up on the park there will be no stopping us,they can negative spin all they want.HH


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  3. Stephen Stafford says:

    Totally agree, I won’t listen to press as they have an agenda but I’ve already seen and heard my fellow fans criticise the team and manager about team selection, tactics and training methods l, it’s shameful and embarrassing when we’ve not even played competitive game, some fans really are a disgrace


  4. Paul says:

    I haven’t heard any rumblings or knives out for Rodgers from our own fans,season ticket sales prove we’re right behind him and buzzing for next season…u sure u don’t work for the SMS,just making things up?Hail Hail Keep the Faith🍀


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