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Celtic's major doubts Georgios Samaras and Efe Ambrose will be given every chance to feature against Juventus.

Samaras is battling to recover from a hamstring injury.

Ambrose played for Nigeria in their Africa Cup of Nations final win over Burkina Faso on Sunday and will not be back in Glasgow until Tuesday morning.

And Juve midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah, who featured for Ghana at the tournament in South Africa, is unlikely to be involved in Glasgow.

The hosts are boosted by Emilio Izaguirre's recovery from a knee injury while winger James Forrest is fit again after a hamstring problem.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon: "It is as you were with Samaras, we will make a decision on him on Tuesday.

"Izaguirre trained today and has joined the squad and Forrest is fit and Ambrose, we expect to arrive on Tuesday morning.

"We will see what condition he is in and if he is OK, we will have him in the squad.

"We will give Georgios as much time as is needed. He has been doing pretty aggressive rehabilitation work and we are hopeful he will be OK.

"If not, then I have a very strong squad and we will have him fit for the second leg."

Juventus manager Antonio Conte: "If anyone has underestimated Celtic, it has certainly not been us. We have great respect for them.

"We have followed Celtic very closely and they were very strong against Spartak, Benfica and Barcelona and even before that in the qualifiers.

"They are a very good team. To beat Barcelona here and to go close in the Nou Camp is proof of that.

"We are going to have to be very careful."

I am now the proud father of a healthy baby boy  :)
Its the greatest feeling in the world!  ;D
I now have an even greater respect for womenkind.

Poor wee man has Donegal on one side, Down on the other and living in Antrim - terrible start to life!  ;) :)
First time Killie have beaten the Orcs at home since 1994, also stopped thte forces of darkness equalling an 82 yr old record of 15 straight away wins!   ;D
General discussion / Re: Continental Christmas Market
November 24, 2011, 04:51:09 PM
Anyone been yet?
Hopefully heading down with the lovely lady wife tomorrow.
Quote from: Applesisapples on November 24, 2011, 11:30:05 AM
Quote from: Forever Green on November 23, 2011, 09:44:51 PM
Ki missing that penalty seemed to dent their confidence a serious bit. Good to get the result in the end. Commons must have got an injury, disappointing as he seemed to be playing well in that 1st half
Why did Stokes not take it?

Not sure.

Was a game of two halves literally, missing the peno and then conceding the goal = team fell to bits, they lost all there shape and formation. Will put it down to nerves.
See Lenny having a go at the fans going down the tunnell.
Will possibily be only 4 points behind @5pm on Saturday, some change in a fortnight!
Never write the Hoops off. Keep the Faith.
General discussion / Re: Thanksgiving
November 24, 2011, 02:01:53 PM
Quote from: Puckoon on November 23, 2011, 11:55:40 PM
Quote from: ONeill on November 23, 2011, 11:17:38 PM
Is it the same as Christmas? Do you exchange gifts?

Not the same. Almost better in that you get two days off piggybacked on a weekend as opposed to Christmas where you get one day off and have to say happy holidays.

Surely its up to you to say whatever you want? - personally I wouldn't let anyone stop me wishing people a Happy Christmas.
Still in the Europa league as well!
Quads away..  ;)
And thankfully the team can only get better, players starting to find their form again and a few close to coming back!
Not sure about this new fella Blackman though, only 21 and has a bit of a journeyman status about him already, hoping someone at Celtic has seen something in him and he's settled down.

See the cream buns are getting taken to court AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good to see Stokes getting a brace on Saturday and a great result to bring back from the Highlands.
Great to see the Orcs drop 2 points at home, a win against Dunfermline on Wednesday evening will bring the gap back to 7 points with just under two thirds of the season to go.
GAA Discussion / Re: New Kerry Crest
November 21, 2011, 10:17:25 AM
Shame they couldn't have kept the Round Tower, Wolfhound and Harp in the new one in some way, maybe instead of the Skeillig, boat and deer!  ;)
As for the fern representing the flora of Kerry - weak as feck.
Should have just simplified the old one.
Quote from: Trout on November 19, 2011, 11:26:46 PM
Quote from: mylestheslasher on November 19, 2011, 11:17:48 PM
I know Gerry let you down but don't worry it'll all come good in the end and you can be part of a unified 32 counties.

No interest in free state vermin.

Bitter, moi!  :D
Talking about it on Nolan show now.
"Lots of Catholics phoning" (well about 5) in to say they support the "union" and would be unionists with a small u?
Wonder will they let any Catholics who disagree on!

Think we should add a poll and see if there are any on here who would support the "union"?
Quote from: muppet on November 17, 2011, 07:05:21 PM
Quote from: Gaoth Dobhair Abu on November 17, 2011, 06:54:38 PM
Quote from: muppet on November 16, 2011, 09:32:28 PM
Quote from: muppet on November 16, 2011, 06:05:33 PM

Kenny in conflict with Merkel

Heard an interesting twist on why Kenny might be at odds with Angel.

He may be prioritising our special relationships and acting accordingly.

Muppet can you expand on this please.

If it all goes bang, or we burn the bondholders, we might be needing old friends urgently. I would expect to see him meeting Cameron and Obama more than Merkel and Sarky.

Should we not have burnt the bond holders ages ago?!
Quote from: muppet on November 16, 2011, 09:32:28 PM
Quote from: muppet on November 16, 2011, 06:05:33 PM

Kenny in conflict with Merkel

Heard an interesting twist on why Kenny might be at odds with Angel.

He may be prioritising our special relationships and acting accordingly.

Muppet can you expand on this please.
Quote from: AFS on November 16, 2011, 06:07:16 PM
Quote from: Gaoth Dobhair Abu on November 16, 2011, 12:25:10 PM
Seems a bit unfair that the hosts get seeded into Pot1 without even having to qualify!

Current rankings:

Ireland - 25
Ukraine - 58
Poland - 64

The host countries haven't played any competitive fixtures for two years, that's why their rankings have gone to shit.

Had thought that, but they have played a shed load of friendlies and I think a wee tourno or two, so would have been getting ranking points (albeit not as heavily weighted) from those games.
Anyway we can only hope to get into one of their groups.