Celtic back to business
Celtic close season ? If you blinked after the Scottish cup final you’ve missed it. This is one of the joys of the coefficient system employed by UEFA. On a happier note the bhoys are back.
First up are FC Sevastopol a team from the Crimea region of the Ukraine. Sevastopol are a relatively new club formed in 2002 and play out of the Druzhba
Stadium which has a capacity of 3,300. Since their formation they have won the Ukrainian First League in seasons 2009–10 and 2012–13 and the second league in season 2006 – 07. These leagues are the equivalent of our Divisions one and two. So on paper they seem ideal opposition to help our players regain full match fitness over in Germany.
The most important thing for us fans tonight will be getting our first look at our new signings Centre Back Virgil van Dijk and forward Amido Balde. Both guys arrive with decent reputations but with a lot to prove. Hopefully both will be a success with the team and the supporters alike. It’s been a while since we have had a big target man in the Sutton/Hartson mould so it will be interesting to see if Amido Balde is deployed in that role. We have also been crying out for an imposing centre half so I hope that ‘Virgil’ as he wants to be known helps solve that problem.
So here we go for three in a row. All the best to Neil and our players for the forthcoming season.
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