Bayern Munich, KT and a mystery Russian looking for a ticket

My phone has been hopping today with folk looking for spare tickets for tonight.

For some reason, they think I’m connected to some vast web of people in the know regarding that sorta thing.

Careful now…

Anyway, one such request came from a dear dear friend and I will always go the extra furlong for her.

Apparently, she met a Russian bloke on the bus and he wants to take in the Parkhead Bolshoi tonight.

As she is pretty Bolshie herself I immediately opened up my address book to her.

There are a few lads over there in Glasgow just now and they might come through.

I hope mo chairde Cloich Cheann Fhaola agus Gaoth Dobhair can help her and the Russian fella.

If the FBI is looking in then I didn’t get his name.

I’m not surprised that folk from outwith these islands would want to experience one of the great amphitheatres in European sport.

Yesterday the biggest club in Scotland announced that they had concluded new contract negotiations with their academy graduate Kieran Tierney.

Folk who know about the beautiful game insist to me that the youngster is outrageously gifted and has a great attitude.

That club and player have agreed a six-year deal sends out a strong message to any EPL suitors.

When there is much excitement in the radar press about the next guy in the Ibrox hot seat it serves us well to think about what he will be up against.

Pedro’s successor will be caught between the klan and a fully functioning football club that can outspend Sevco any day of the week.

Yes, dear reader, I know that is implying that having more money than your rivals in the professional game confers some sort of sporting advantage.

Of course, I do realise that not everyone shares this avant-garde theory.

This rather controversial notion states that if you can pay higher wages than your rivals then you tend to end up with better players.

Celtic will be up against a severe test tonight as they face FC Bayern Munich.

Even without Robert Lewandowski, the Bavarian outfit is one of the giants of European football.

Brendan’s Bhoys will need to be at their very best.

If the home side does get something from the game then I wouldn’t be surprised if “KT” plays a starring role.

When the ball leaves his left foot it is a precision-guided munition.

If you doubt me ask Derek McInnes of Aberdeen.

Of course, the same chap might swap getting beaten by Celtic at Pittodrie for getting beaten by Celtic at Ibrox…

Those are his choices.

At Parkhead the future is green and white; Champions League, 62 domestic matches unbeaten, this is how it feels to be Celtic.

Now, I hope that Russian fella has a tale to tell when he gets back to его родине.

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