It was only Azerbaijan, but Odsonne Edouard made another big impression on those watching the conveyor belt of French talent in their under-21 game last night. He has now scored six in three under-21 games, which is the kind of form that would take him beyond Celtic’s reach were he not already at the club.
The objective should be to hold him for another year. Beyond that seems unrealistically optimistic.
Cycle Glasgow to Milan – 23April to 6 May 2020
On 6 May 1970 the famous Glasgow Celtic played Feyenoord in the final of the European Cup in Milan. Sadly, the heroic victory in Lisbon in 1967 could net be repeated against a team who were part of the golden era of Dutch football.
In 2017, our own Mouldy67 organised a group of 30 Celtic supporters for a cycle trip from Glasgow to Lisbon. They arrived at their destination in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our first European Cup Final, while raising an incredible £85k for charity.
A bit like the Lions, one European Cup Final was not enough, so the cyclists are back, planning to travel from Glasgow to Milan to commemorate our second Final, in order to raise funds for the Celtic FC Foundation.
The route goes through Antwerp, Flanders, Brussels, Champagne, Dijon, and Turin before reaching Milan. It is a professionally run event, planned by Greenrock, an experienced events agency. If this is something you could participate in, get in touch with the team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The trip will take 13 days, but there are opportunities to cycle 2 and 3 day-only parts of the course. I’m not saying this is your last chance to cycle across Europe with a group of Celtic fans, but the corresponding anniversary of our third European final will not be until 2053!