And breathe, we’re in the Champions League

After possibly the longest 90 minutes in our recent history we are back in the Champions League, scraping past Hapoel Be’er Sheva by the skin of our teeth.

Whether down to a lack of ability, a lack of nerve, or a combination of the two, certain players highlighted tonight that they are not cut out for this level. But on a night of celebration I’m not going to name names, besides, anyone who watched the game – no doubt from behind the couch at times – will have witnessed this for themselves.

All that matters now, is that we’ve qualified.

On Thursday afternoon Celtic’s name will be in the Champions League group stage draw for the first time in 3 years, and doesn’t that just feel great.

Champions League’s nights are returning to Celtic Park, and by the end of the week we will know which of Europe’s top clubs will be paying a visit to Paradise.

The estimated ยฃ20m+ windfall which we will now receive is a game changer as we enter the final week of the transfer window. We know that Brendan Rodgers is on the look out for at least one player, and tonight’s match will have reinforced his belief of our need for a European class central midfielder.

We now have the manager, the draw of Champions League football, and the money to make a statement signing.

Enjoy this week Bhoys and Ghirls, I get a feeling it’s going to be a good one.

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5 comments

  1. Darren green · August 23, 2016

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE…. No better place to be ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. JoeKSG · August 23, 2016

    It was torture to watch but we’re there

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  4. Easter Road Davie · August 23, 2016

    Phew, it was certainly hard going at times but that’s what happens when you allow teams from outside Europe to play in the European Champions League qualifiers as we’ve had to do in the last 2 rounds, really difficult conditions & tense atmosphere….happy also to see that the Celtic fans were apparently well received in streets of Beer Sheba, as not all citizens of Israel support the oppressive policies of their government. It’s outrageous that no-one is allowed to demonstrate against obvious injustices in Palestine/Israel. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

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  5. Oscar · August 24, 2016

    This Celtic team are not a defensive one. They suffered last night with that mindset. Afraid to lose goals afraid to take the next step on the big stage. They were feeling like they were taking on the world out there last night in the dead heat of the Israeli Sky. In saying that they did well. We must remember it was a freak second goal AGAIN that put us under that Immense pressure the whole footballing world must have been wondering what the hell was Janko doing in a champions league team. He got turned over and pulled out of place all night he was found wanting every time a ball came his way as well as when he had it at his feet and it made the rest of the team even more nervous not to lose the ball. But Celtic played with better shape in the final 10 minutes and they looked comfortable going into the extra 4 minutes being added on. It is not something us Celtic support are used to but falling over the line is always a great way to build character amongst the team on the field. They will know they were lucky but they will also come away with a lot of belief in getting over the line in the future. Hail Hail we are back where we belong.

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