Important commercial day


5,800 miles is a long way to go for two football games but that’s the distance from Celtic Park to the Nissan Stadium, where Celtic are currently playing Yokohama F. Marinos.  It has been a great trip so far for our sizeable Japanese contingent, while the commercial department have been able to put down some roots in a large and wealthy market.  This is an important commercial day.

Maintaining interest from Japan depends on the interests of the football operation, which will inevitably peak and trough.  Still, we need to be like Daizen Maeda and make the most of the opportunity while it’s there.

Football is not known for understatements and Inter ultras certainly didn’t go there with their notice to Romelu Lukaku.  Their note read, “you repay us with a stab worthy of Brutus. You kissed the badge that is worth more than our lives to us and now like a vile cheap mercenary”.

It’s been 2067 years lads, let it go.   A note untempered by anyone who is not an angry male.

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  1. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Certainly beats friendlies against – ahem – “mystery opponents”!


    No articles for a while on the administrative genius that is Neil Doncaster, Paul?


    Thought we might have had an update on his latest, err, “achievement”……..?

  2. KEVINLASVEGAS on 19TH JULY 2023 12:08 PM


    Avo Bhoys.



    Good game this.






    A telt yeez it wis. 😃👍🍀

  3. THE EXILED TIM on 19TH JULY 2023 12:20 PM


    3 mistakes, 3 goals against




    Bow’s the time to find this out….and,hopefully, do something about it.

  4. Peter the Pointer just told us that managers don’t want players to pick up injuries pre season, good to know! I must remember that.

  5. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    “It’s been 2067 years lads, let it go. A note untempered by anyone who is not an angry male”



    Impressive historical knowledge Pablo.😉



    Now who is going to tell the pure ragin’ Inter fans that (according to history) Brutus was the anguished, conscientious Republican and Cassius was the chancer?



    Then again, Brutus came from money and aristocracy ….



    … and we all know how these b*****ds manipulate the media.



  6. kevinlasvegas on

    It’s good to see silly mistakes, at least Brendan knows what he’s working with.



    Need a new keeper bhoys,




  7. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    What size of crowd is there?



    Are Yokohama pre, mid or off season currently?

  8. BOURNESOUPRECIPE on 19TH JULY 2023 12:37 PM


    Peter the pointer can’t shut up






    Has he mentioned he once coached Matt O’Reilly? He usually does the odd 10 or 20 times during every game!

  9. kevinlasvegas on

    Back to basics.



    21 games into their season. Going for the title.



    Good outfit in Japan.



    Generous Celtic giving them 4 goals today.




  10. bournesouprecipe on

    Celtic need to iron out the mistakes they’ll be disappointed goal 1 one goal 2 goal 3 goal 4 goal 5 goal 6



    A fantastic work out



    Peter the pointer

  11. kevinlasvegas on

    Tiring as I said would happen. The subs have no pace and are all young Bhoys.




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  13. PeterLatchfordsBelly on

    Really enjoyable game. Defences on top! Always enjoy Japanese football. Maeda was magnificent… the makeshift defence not so much.

  14. Moderator1888 on

    Looking good for a friendly



    Mistakes cost us goals



    After all the subs came on we surrendered the midfield and got turned over



    Like the strip

  15. Can someone please tell me how losing 6 goals ,builds Celtic’s brand in Japan ?



    Brendan say’s that he watched almost every Celtic match ,when he could .


    He was on the broo for months ,so he must have seen most of our matches leading to the treble.


    He attended the semi v the Darnel .



    He won’t need much of pre season to assess our players.



    Better to lose 6 in pre season ,but never good to lose 6 at anytime .


    Especially with quite a strong first 11 playing .


    We always struggle when CCV is not in the team .



    Terrific from Maeda.




  16. Aye get the mistakes sorted now.


    It also will let Brendan really see where our deficiencies are, cos we sure can see them, a fair few short for europe, domestically we should be Ok once they are up to speed.

  17. kevinlasvegas on

    TT it’s an exhibition game.



    Their nations potential champions just lost 4 goals and are at their peak.



    So aye its not a bad advert.




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