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Craig Gordon

Tight qualifiers is poor indication of season, win a Bumblebee shirt

Since the Artmedia debacle, exactly 10 years ago this week, we’ve had some memorable Champions League wins, but while the subsequent period saw Gordon Strachan, then Neil Lennon, become the first managers to take Celtic into the Champions League knock out rounds, the third and fourth round qualifiers at Celtic Park have been tight...

Hot in Baku

In terms of qualifying for the Champions League group phase, it’s half time for Celtic...

Scotland’s Newest Club

Good Afternoon. You were expecting this blog to be about Sevco weren’t you? Well I am afraid that you have come to the wrong place!

The Clumpany 1 hour ago

Celtic midfielder to continue snubbing admiring glances from England

HITC Sport understands the Hoops skipper has no desire to move on despite attracting interest from the Premier League...

HITC 1 hour ago

Wanyama Viral Tweet – Beats Chelsea’s Greatest Achievement

Former Celt and current Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama can add an odd accomplishment to his name...

Celts are Here 1 hour ago
Scott Brown

Celtic Skipper Unfazed By Playing Conditions Ahead of Champions League Clash

Celtic captain Scott Brown is unperturbed by the conditions at the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium ahead of the Champions League clash...

Inside Futbol 1 hour ago

‘DON’t WRITE OFF PADDY McCOURT’

FORMER Scotland striker Craig Mackail-Smith has warned critics not to write off ex-Celtic favourite Paddy McCourt...

Ronny Deila

Watch Celtic train on controversial Qarabag pitch ahead of Euro tie

Ronny Deila’s team got their first glimpse of the surface at Tofiq Bahramov Stadium in Baku...

STV Sport 2 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Deila names four things Celtic can offer to any player

Celtic manager Ronny Deila feels the club have a lot going for them in terms of what they offer players...

HITC 2 hours ago

Derek Riordan handed Brechin chance

Former Hibs, Celtic and Scotland striker Derek Riordan could join up with ex-Easter Road defender Darren Dods after appearing for Brechin City in a bounce game on Tuesday night...

The Courier 2 hours ago

Son of former Celtic keeper handed deal with Livingston

Livingston have handed a one-year contract to Matt Gould – the son of former Celtic number one Jonathan – after a successful trial...

Herald Scotland 2 hours ago

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wales v Ireland, a sell-out crowd, bitter Celtic rivals. but for once the result MUST be secondary

Rugby editor Delme Parfitt argues that the bigger World Cup picture relegates the importance of the scoreboard at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday...

Wales Online 2 hours ago
Leigh Griffiths

Scott McDonald: ‘leigh Griffiths should start for Celtic’

Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald believes that the Scottish champions should pick Leigh Griffiths ahead of Nadir Ciftci for their Champions League qualifier...

Sports Mole 2 hours ago
Scott Brown

‘We’ll Prove Our Worth,’ Brown

SKIPPER Scott Brown is confident Celtic won’t slip up in their Champions League qualifier against Qarabag in Baku tonight...

Celtic Quick News 2 hours ago
Leigh Griffiths

Bonner Admires Griffiths But Reckons Ciftci Will Start

CELTIC legend Pat Bonner has admitted he is an admirer of on-fire hitman Leigh Griffiths...

Celtic Quick News 2 hours ago
Ronny Deila

‘£7m VAN DIJK? NO CHANCE!’ RONNY DEILA

RONNY DEILA will tell Southampton that he wasn’t aware of a half price transfer window sale at Celtic Park...

Celtic Quick News 2 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Celtic Boss Ronny Deila Dubs Preparations For Champions League Clash “Perfect”

Celtic manager Ronny Deila is excited ahead of his team’s Champions League clash against Qarabag...

Inside Futbol 2 hours ago

Celtic Diary Wednesday August 5: Optimistic Or Confident?

Supporters may be a little nervous about tonights pitch...

ETims 3 hours ago

Qarabağ Choking Hazard

Not for the first time already this season, Celtic find themselves in a good, though not comfortable, position...

Hail Hail Media 3 hours ago
Ronny Deila, John Collins and John Kennedy

Celtic are ready for pitch battle, insists Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila declared himself unconcerned about the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium pitch ahead of the Champions League qualifier against Qarabag this evening...

Belfast Telegraph 3 hours ago

Qarabag’s Scots groundsman forced to deny claims he’s working as a secret agent for Celtic

AZERBAIJANI media have accused Steve MacKinnon of sabotaging the pitch to favour Celtic...

Daily Record 3 hours ago

Gould is handed Livingston deal

Livingston sign goalkeeper Matt Gould – the son of former Celtic number one Jonathan – after his Cheltenham exit...

BBC 3 hours ago
Leigh Griffiths

Champions League: Qarabag v Celtic team news

Celtic will have Nir Bitton and Leigh Griffiths available for the second leg of their Champions League third qualifier against Qarabag in Baku on Wednesday evening...

TEAMtalk 3 hours ago

The Sound of Celtic is beyond compare for supporter Paul

PAUL Bovill from East Kilbride has been a fan of the Hoops since he was just a young Bhoy and a Season Ticket holder from the age of six...

Celtic FC 4 hours ago

Rafael Benitez Throws Celtic Bone Over Martin Odegaard

Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez is undecided about Martin Odegaard’s future, giving Celtic hope...

Inside Futbol 4 hours ago
Ronny Deila, John Collins and John Kennedy

Ronny Deila: ‘No Southampton bid for Virgil van Dijk’

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has insisted that Southampton have not made a bid for defender Virgil van Dijk...

Sports Mole 4 hours ago
Leigh Griffiths

McDonald backs Griffiths in Baku

Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald thinks Leigh Griffiths should start up front instead of Nadir Ciftci in Baku...

BBC 4 hours ago
Scott Brown

Celtic captain Scott Brown says he knows how to deal with the heat against Qarabag

THE Hoops will face temperatures of around 35 degrees in their Champions League qualifier second leg in Azerbaijan...

Daily Record 4 hours ago

Ex-Celtic striker names duo who hold the key to success against Qarabag

Former Celtic forward Scott MacDonald is confident that the Bhoys will make it through in the Champions League qualifier against FC Qarabag...

HITC 5 hours ago

Sports Hotline: Mark Hateley’s swipe at McCoist’s Sevco strikes a chord with Bears

DAVID McCARTHY mans the phones as Sevco fans agree with ex-striker Hateley over the state of their side last season and Celtic’s hopes in Baku come under the microscope...

Daily Record 5 hours ago
Nir Bitton

Celtic midfielder suggests every player is looking to give Deila positive problem

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has explained that there is common ground in the club’s squad, with everyone eager to play a part in the first team...

HITC 5 hours ago
Scott Brown

Celtic captain confident team effort can ensure win against Qarabag

Scott Brown says the Champions League is where the club belongs ahead of test in Baku...

STV Sport 6 hours ago
Virgil van Dijk

Arsenal and Manchester United facing new competition for defensive target

Southampton have opened the bidding for Celtic star Virgil van Dijk ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United, reports the Daily Express...

Caught Offside 6 hours ago

Southampton told by Deila that £7m isn’t even close for van Dijk bid

“When £7m was mentioned I said we would not consider it,” the Celtic boss replied to the latest speculation...

VideoCelts 6 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila pleased with Baku build-up as Celtic prepare to defend one-goal lead against Qarabag in Champions League

Ronny Deila has been pleased with Celtic’s preparations for their Champions League third qualifier against Qarabag...

Daily Mail 7 hours ago
Celtic v Qarabag

No excuses and no escape: Deila says Celtic need to handle the heat and the pitch, and don’t need to sell Virgil

HOOPS manager Ronny Deila’s been speaking ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash in Azerbaijan, and says Celtic needs to do well to keep top players...

Daily Record 7 hours ago

Former Hamilton head groundsman called-in to restore the Qarabag pitch ahead of Champion League qualifier with Celtic

LOCAL media has wrongly accused Steve MacKinnon of sabotaging the pitch in Azerbaijan, but he says it’s improving every day...

Daily Record 7 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Football – Deila happy with Euro build-up

Ronny Deila has been pleased with Celtic’s preparations for their Champions League third qualifier against Qarabag...

Yahoo Sport UK 8 hours ago
Dedryck Boyata scores versus Qarabag

Celtic must face up to the reality. defeat in the Champions League will almost certainly decide the future of star Virgil van Dijk

The end to the saga surrounding Virgil van Dijk’s future could arrive swiftly and suddenly...

Daily Mail 11 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila unfazed by Qarabag pitch

Ronny Deila has no reservations about the playing surface in Celtic’s Champions League qualifier away to Qarabag...

Sports Mole 11 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Celtic not interest in selling Southampton target van Dijk for £7m

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has made it vehemently clear that his club has no intentions of selling Virgil van Dijk...

Tribal Football 12 hours ago

Qarabag v Celtic: Rare clean sheet will be enough

IT SOUNDS deceptively simple...

Scotsman 13 hours ago

Celtic v Qarabag: Rare clean sheet will be enough

IT SOUNDS deceptively simple...

Scotsman 13 hours ago

Qarabag tipped to overturn deficit and eliminate Celtic

CELTIC won’t be able to cope with Qarabag’s waves of attacks tonight, according to Azerbaijan international and the club’s former star player, Aftandil Hajiyev...

Herald Scotland 13 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Celtic boss Ronny Deila: If we can’t handle the pitch then we don’t have any business in the Champions League

Ronny Deila has challenged his Celtic players to prove they can stand the Champions League heat...

Daily Mail 13 hours ago

Celtic eager to avoid yet another beautiful nightmare on travels

Baku is beautiful, a city of 2...

The Times 13 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Celtic’s status is on the line, insists Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila said last night that Celtic can only regard themselves as a Champions League-level club if they handle gruelling...

The Times 13 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila: If we fail in Baku then we don’t deserve to be in the Champions League

RONNY DEILA, the Celtic manager, has told his players that if they can’t handle what are testing conditions in Baku where they face FK Qarabag tomorrow night then they don’t deserve to be in the Champions League...

Herald Scotland 14 hours ago

VIDEO: Celtic have to score in Baku – Bonner

BBC Scotland commentator Liam McLeod discusses Celtic’s Champions League chances against Qarabag with former Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner pitchside in Baku...

BBC 14 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Celtic analysis: Enough talking about being a Champions League team and start to show you belong there

IT was a question that stumped the normally unflappable Ronny Deila even if only for a second...

Herald Scotland 14 hours ago

McCanns and McBans – Sky and the BBC collide with the SPFL, Celtic and Sevco

As startling as it may be to experienced Scottish football viewers...

The Football Life 15 hours ago

It’s Oh So Quiet…

Good Evening. Today we were treated to The Gospel According To Richard Gough...

The Clumpany 15 hours ago
Nir Bitton

Celtic midfielder dismisses potential issue ahead of important Champions League qualifier

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has played down the significance of intense temperatures in the game against Qarabag this week...

HITC 15 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila responds to Southampton’s reported interest in Celtic’s ‘top international player’

Ronny Deila says Southampton have yet to make a bid for Virgil van Dijk...

HITC 16 hours ago
Leigh Griffiths

Football – Duo available for Celtic

Celtic will have Nir Bitton and Leigh Griffiths available for the second leg of their Champions League third qualifier against Qarabag in Baku on Wednesday...

Yahoo Sport UK 16 hours ago
Leigh Griffiths

Deila explains what he feels is certain to happen to Celtic attacker

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has explained that he’s certain Leigh Griffiths will get plenty of chances to impress this season...

HITC 16 hours ago
Ronny Deila, John Collins and John Kennedy

Celtic don’t want to lose Virgil van Dijk to Southampton

Celtic boss Ronny Deila says Southampton have not bid for Virgil van Dijk and would have to offer more than £7million to sign the defender...

The 4th Official 16 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Celtic don’t want to lose Virgil van Dijk to Southampton

Ronny Deila has hinted Southampton will have to pay more than £7m for Virgil van Dijk if they want to sign him from Celtic...

TEAMtalk 16 hours ago
Ronny Deila, John Collins and John Kennedy

Celtic stay strong on van Dijk

Ronny Deila has hinted Southampton will have to pay more than £7m for Virgil van Dijk if they want to sign him from Celtic...

Sky Sports 16 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Celtic stay strong on van Dijk

Celtic don’t want to lose Virgil van Dijk, with boss Ronny Deila hinting £7m won’t be enough to prise him from Parkhead...

Football365 16 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Celtic’s Deila shrugs off pitch concerns ahead of Euro clash

Ronny Deila declared himself unconcerned about the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium pitch ahead of the Champions League qualifier against Qarabag on Wednesday night...

Herald Scotland 17 hours ago

FK Qarabag v Celtic (Wed)

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Champions League game between FK Qarabag and Celtic...

BBC 17 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Celtic manager Ronny Deila not worried about Baku pitch

Celtic manager Ronny Deila insists he is not concerned by the state of the pitch they will play on in their return Champions League qualifier on Wednesday night...

TEAMtalk 17 hours ago
Ronny Deila, John Collins and John Kennedy

Deila not worried about pitch

Celtic manager Ronny Deila insists he is not concerned by the state of the pitch they will play on in their return Champions League qualifier on Wednesday night...

Sky Sports 17 hours ago
Ronny Deila

Deila not worried about pitch

Celtic boss Ronny Deila says his players can adapt to a tricky pitch in their Champions League qualifier with Qarabag...

Football365 17 hours ago
Ronny Deila celebrates victory over Qarabag in the UEFA Champions League

Deila shrugs off pitch concerns

Ronny Deila declared himself unconcerned about the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium pitch ahead of the Champions League qualifier against Qarabag on Wednesday night...

CelticMad 17 hours ago

Adaptable Celtic players can handle pitch concerns, says Ronny Deila

The Celtic manager says the team have done everything they can to prepare for the Qarabag match...

STV Sport 4 Aug
Ronny Deila

Deila shrugs off pitch concerns

Celtic boss Ronny Deila declared himself unconcerned about the pitch ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier...

Ronny Deila

Manager: Bhoys will handle tough conditions in Baku

RONNY Deila has been hugely impressed at how Celtic have responded in adversity since taking charge at the club and he has no concerns that his players will cope with the testing conditions in whic...

Celtic FC 4 Aug
Craig Gordon

Craig Gordon: Referee was right not to send me off

CRAIG Gordon believes referee Willie Collum was “absolutely spot-on” not to send him off in Celtic’s 2-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Ross County on Saturday...

Scotsman 4 Aug
Ronny Deila

No bid for Van Dijk – Celtic boss

Celtic have not received a bid from Southampton for defender Virgil van Dijk, according to manager Ronny Deila...

BBC 4 Aug
Leigh Griffiths

Back the Bhoys in Paradise against Inverness CT

GOALS by Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Johansen helped the Hoops kick-off their domestic campaign with a win 2-0 win over Ross County in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership curtain-raiser...

Celtic FC 4 Aug

Legia Warsaw finally get a result from UEFA

UEFA are finally in Legia Warsaw’s good books again after they were awarded a 3-0 win in the first leg of their Europa League qualifier against FK Kukesi, just a year after being dumped out of the Champions League qualifiers by the governing body for fielding an ineligible player in their thumping win over Celtic...

Craig Gordon

‘Collum Got It Right’ Craig Gordon

CRAIG GORDON believes referee Willie Collum was “absolutely spot-on” not to send him off in Celtic’s 2-0 win over Ross County at the weekend...

Ronny Deila

Deila shrugs off pitch concerns

Ronny Deila declared himself unconcerned about the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium pitch ahead of the Champions League qualifier against Qarabag on...

Preview: Qarabag FK vs. Celtic

Sports Mole looks ahead to the second leg of Celtic’s Champions League third-round qualifier away to Azerbaijani champions Qarabag FK...

Charlie Mulgrew

Charlie Mulgrew – Essential Utility Man or In The Way of Progress?

Initially deployed as a left back when he returned to the club in 2010, Charlie Mulgrew has found himself as a gap filler in the team...

UEFA issue final ruling on Celtic training farce: Bhoys WILL train on the park in Baku

THE European game’s governing body has performed yet ANOTHER u-turn – but this time their ruling is final...

Derek Riordan bids to win deal with Brechin

FORMER Hibernian, Celtic and Scotland striker Derek Riordan could join up with ex-Easter Road defender Darren Dods after playing for Brechin City in a bounce game last night...

Derek Riordan to play for Brechin in bounce game

FORMER Hibs and Celtic striker Derek Riordan could team up with ex-Hibs stopper Darren Dods, with the 32-year-old forward set to appear for Brechin City tonight...

Ronny Deila

NEW Book available now! ‘rONNY’s ROAR’ by Paul Cuddihy

‘ronny’s Roar’ is a book that celebrates Ronny Deila’s double triumph, and looks forward to exciting times ahead for the club...

Craig Gordon

Craig Gordon praises referee for not sending him off in Celtic’s season opener against Ross County

Craig Gordon believes referee Willie Collum was ‘absolutely spot-on’ not to send him off in Celtic’s 2-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Ross County on Saturday...

International defender claims proposed Celtic transfer failed, admits ‘issues’ with Bhoys

Hearts defender Juwon Oshaniwa says he was supposed to sign for Celtic...

HITC 4 Aug

A Terrible Week For The Hacks

This has been an interesting seven days for those of us who watch the media...

Nadir Ciftci

Ciftci delighted to back worthy cause in Baku

CELTIC striker Nadir Ciftci was delighted to visit a school for displaced children in Baku this afternoon as he knows how much the experience will mean to them...

Celtic FC 4 Aug

Filling a Page With Some Words

Good Afternoon. If you hoped the above title meant that The Clumpany was going to let you in on the secrets of this “badly written”...

Craig Gordon

Don’t believe the hype: Celtic keeper Craig Gordon says ref Willie Collum made the right call on red card

THE Celtic keeper says that the under-fire whistler was right not to send him off in Celtic’s opening day win over Ross County...

Craig Gordon

Celtic keeper Craig Gordon blasts suggestions he should have been red-carded against Ross County

CRAIG GORDON believes referee Willie Collum was “absolutely spot-on” not to send him off in Celtic’s 2-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Ross County on Saturday...

Craig Gordon

Gordon: Ref made right call

Craig Gordon believes referee Willie Collum was “absolutely spot-on” not to send him off in Celtic’s 2-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Ross County on Saturday...

Apr 22, 2012 on Herald Scotland

Lennon gets it wrong on refs Reid holds fire after disputed late goal

I bumped into at a golf day at Dundonald recently and he is a great lad, really approachable...

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Rafael Benitez Throws Celtic Bone Over Martin Odegaard

Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez is undecided about Martin Odegaard’s future, giving Celtic hope...

Inside Futbol 4 hours ago
The Clumpany 15 hours ago

It’s Oh So Quiet…

Good Evening. Today we were treated to The Gospel According To Richard Gough...

Herald Scotland 13 hours ago

Qarabag tipped to overturn deficit and eliminate Celtic

CELTIC won’t be able to cope with Qarabag’s waves of attacks tonight, according to Azerbaijan international and the club’s former star player, Aftandil Hajiyev...

The Football Life 15 hours ago

McCanns and McBans – Sky and the BBC collide with the SPFL, Celtic and Sevco

As startling as it may be to experienced Scottish football viewers...

A Terrible Week For The Hacks

This has been an interesting seven days for those of us who watch the media...

Legia Warsaw finally get a result from UEFA

UEFA are finally in Legia Warsaw’s good books again after they were awarded a 3-0 win in the first leg of their Europa League qualifier against FK Kukesi, just a year after being dumped out of the Champions League qualifiers by the governing body for fielding an ineligible player in their thumping win over Celtic...

HITC 4 Aug

International defender claims proposed Celtic transfer failed, admits ‘issues’ with Bhoys

Hearts defender Juwon Oshaniwa says he was supposed to sign for Celtic...

Celtic v Qarabag
Sky Sports 16 hours ago

Celtic stay strong on van Dijk

Ronny Deila has hinted Southampton will have to pay more than £7m for Virgil van Dijk if they want to sign him from Celtic...

Filling a Page With Some Words

Good Afternoon. If you hoped the above title meant that The Clumpany was going to let you in on the secrets of this “badly written”...

Ronny Deila, John Collins and John Kennedy
BBC 4 Aug

No bid for Van Dijk – Celtic boss

Celtic have not received a bid from Southampton for defender Virgil van Dijk, according to manager Ronny Deila...

Craig Gordon

Celtic keeper Craig Gordon blasts suggestions he should have been red-carded against Ross County

CRAIG GORDON believes referee Willie Collum was “absolutely spot-on” not to send him off in Celtic’s 2-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Ross County on Saturday...

Celts are Here 1 hour ago

Wanyama Viral Tweet – Beats Chelsea’s Greatest Achievement

Former Celt and current Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama can add an odd accomplishment to his name...

Charlie Mulgrew

Charlie Mulgrew – Essential Utility Man or In The Way of Progress?

Initially deployed as a left back when he returned to the club in 2010, Charlie Mulgrew has found himself as a gap filler in the team...

‘DON’t WRITE OFF PADDY McCOURT’

FORMER Scotland striker Craig Mackail-Smith has warned critics not to write off ex-Celtic favourite Paddy McCourt...

Nadir Ciftci
Celtic FC 4 Aug

Ciftci delighted to back worthy cause in Baku

CELTIC striker Nadir Ciftci was delighted to visit a school for displaced children in Baku this afternoon as he knows how much the experience will mean to them...

Leigh Griffiths
Yahoo Sport UK 16 hours ago

Football – Duo available for Celtic

Celtic will have Nir Bitton and Leigh Griffiths available for the second leg of their Champions League third qualifier against Qarabag in Baku on Wednesday...

Ronny Deila
The Times 13 hours ago

Celtic’s status is on the line, insists Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila said last night that Celtic can only regard themselves as a Champions League-level club if they handle gruelling...

Hail Hail Media 3 hours ago

Qarabağ Choking Hazard

Not for the first time already this season, Celtic find themselves in a good, though not comfortable, position...

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BBC 3 hours ago

Gould is handed Livingston deal

Livingston sign goalkeeper Matt Gould – the son of former Celtic number one Jonathan – after his Cheltenham exit...

Daily Record 5 hours ago

Sports Hotline: Mark Hateley’s swipe at McCoist’s Sevco strikes a chord with Bears

DAVID McCARTHY mans the phones as Sevco fans agree with ex-striker Hateley over the state of their side last season and Celtic’s hopes in Baku come under the microscope...

VideoCelts 6 hours ago

Southampton told by Deila that £7m isn’t even close for van Dijk bid

“When £7m was mentioned I said we would not consider it,” the Celtic boss replied to the latest speculation...

Leigh Griffiths
Celtic FC 4 Aug

Back the Bhoys in Paradise against Inverness CT

GOALS by Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Johansen helped the Hoops kick-off their domestic campaign with a win 2-0 win over Ross County in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership curtain-raiser...

Ronny Deila
Herald Scotland 14 hours ago

Celtic analysis: Enough talking about being a Champions League team and start to show you belong there

IT was a question that stumped the normally unflappable Ronny Deila even if only for a second...

The Times 13 hours ago

Celtic eager to avoid yet another beautiful nightmare on travels

Baku is beautiful, a city of 2...