First, any excuse to re-post this clip of Dance to Tipperary performing Fields of Athenry at Celtic Park, a version I love.
Second, an excuse to ask what Celtic fans made of Daryl Murphy, who scored against Arsenal today. Especially after the lively debate here when he moved from Sunderland …
The lads in green and white hoops on the Tube didn’t seem too impressed. But even they had to recognise that scoring the first Celtic goal set up an interesting last 20 minutes or so.
This is how the Telegraph report put it:
Daryl Murphy pounced to score Celtic’s first after Arsenal missed several chances to clear and then Ki Sung Yueng exploited huge defensive gaps to convert Fortuné’s cross and provide some respectability to the result.
I assured the Bhoys at Green Park station that Daryl would go on to score more goals, some of them spectacular.
And I suspect he’ll do so against the lowly opposition Celtic will meet in the SPL, gathering confidence gradually until it seems like a natural way of going about his work. And then – who knows? I’d be delighted to see him succeed at Celtic.
The short conversation on the platform ended with quick “good lucks”: mine for Celtic to reclaim top spot in Scotland, their cheerful willingness to wish good times on SAFC.
* See also: A Celtic nightmare – or dream move for Daryl?
* NB: the mountains of spam out there mean that I have to moderate comments, so people posting for the first time will experience a delay before their purple prose appears …