Fun Time 2013
It has been a tough couple of months for the players and coaching staff. But the fun starts here.
No one should underestimate the hard work and commitment shown by all involved in the football side of Celtic. It was always going to be a tough job qualifying for the Champions League this season. Having to start in the 3rd qualifying round was very unfair on our club. This is a situation that UEFA must address. The champions of any major league in Europe should never have to go through that. One suspects that Monsieur Platini and his cronies are happy to protect under achieving clubs from the bigger countries at the expense of over achievers from smaller countries. This has nothing to do with football and everything to do with TV exposure. But I digress,back to Celtic.
I agree with Neil Lennon. All the hard work has been done and it is great to see the players and supporters being rewarded with such a great group. Personally I would prefered a chance to play Real Madrid but then again who doesn’t want to watch Barcelona ? AC Milan will be fantastic occasions, we have the chance again to be the first Celtic team to win in Italy. Finally we have Ajax another of the Euro elite with a fantastic history in European football.
Once again we have nothing to loose and everything to play for. The worst case scenario is that we end up bottom of a tough group but that is far better than not being there at all. The experience our players gain from playing against these great teams can only help them develop into better players. The manager and his backroom staff will once again be tested to their limits, I’m sure they are happy with that.
Congratulations to everyone involved and well done to the board on the pricing structure. The fun starts here.
Happy birthday to Boabby ‘Buzzbomb’ Lennox and Kris Commons.