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.