Worrying European Details Emerge As Celtic’s Expert Co-efficient Fan Reveals Magnitude Of Qualification Task

Celtic fans who frequent Twitter or the Kerrydale Street forum will be familiar with the account named Moravcik67. The Celtic fan behind that username prides himself on posting “European co-efficient nonsense, stats and opinion,” whilst he also occasionally creates Celtic videos. His calculations are often very accurate and are testament to his dedication.

Thanks to the insight that Moravcik67 is able to offer, many Celtic fans approach him with queries about co-efficient points and qualification routes to the Champions League. That very thing happened today and the answer was somewhat scary.

As Moravcik67’s response shows, QR2 provides testing opposition. Indeed, the name of Sparta Prague immediately jumps out and brings back recent nightmares. A fully confident Celtic are capable of navigating those type of ties, but then comes the revelation that we would face any two of PSV, Besiktas, Lyon, Benfica, CSKA Moscow or Shaktar Donetsk in QR3 and QR4. Each of those names belong in the Champions League group stages and if Celtic are to make it all the way through, then they would surely have to feel confident of reaching the last 16 of the competition having beaten such illustrious names.

The magnitude of the task awaiting the Hoops appears enormous. Climbing the mountain will require a rebuild and then some.

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

2 Comments

  1. Based on the opposition and our form champions league qualification is unlikely. What is the situation if we lose in QR 2 or 3? Do we get a go at Europa League?

    • I read a bit about this last night, and as I understand it we would drop into the UEFA Conference League (the new competition below the Europa League).