Some positive quotes doing the rounds in the chip wrappers today on the eve of the second leg of the Cliftonville match. Juventus superstar Andrea Pirlo, no less, telling Platini and Blatter that, “It’s an insult Celtic have to enter the qualifiers this early on. It is an insult to the history of the club — and to all they have achieved in Europe recently. As champions they should not need to qualify. It is not fitting for a club of their size.”
“My admiration for Andrea Pirlo grows daily,” tweeted the manager in response on Monday.
Stop mucking about Neil and sign him. And while you’re at it, might as well get Gigi Buffon as back-up to Fraser Forster. Back in February 2012 Italy’s number 1 gave an interview to the German football magazine Kicker. The opening paragraph read:
“It is hard to believe that Gianluigi Buffon rates Borussia Moenchengladbach among the five teams for which he had once loved to play. In addition to Real Madrid, Celtic, West Ham and his first love Genoa.”
Good luck to Neil Lennon and the Bhoys tonight as they look to finish the job against Cliftonville and gear up for an encounter with another variant of the Borg.
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