If at first you don’t succeed…Mike Maher on Celtic’s First Attempt at Winning Ten-in-a-Row

Hello again from Aotearoa. Trust you are all keeping well. I see the virus flaring up again in Scotland. Still think we might not see this season get fully completed. In Auckland we are in a “Level 2 ” situation, while the rest of the country is a bit more relaxed at Level 1. We are hoping that we move to that in the next 10 days or so. We can get out quite easily but restrictions about numbers. My wife’s mother died (RIP) at the beginning of the month and we could only have 50 at the funeral.

We got together for the first time this season for the St Mirren game, however we could only book for a maximum of 10 to get into the pub to watch it.

We are heading for summer and the clocks went forward this weekend. That meant a 3am rise this morning for the Hibs game. While most people moan about the financial loss of missing out on Champions League, down here our main gripe about Europa League is that it means more Sunday fixtures. And of course for us that means Monday mornings with resultant loss of sleep before heading into the first day of the working week.

Still I hope it is a problem for a while yet. I am happy to sacrifice some sleep for a run in Europe. Tough trip coming up this week. Glad to see a better performance this morning but these one-leg only ties are a worry, particularly when it means a lengthy, tiring trip.

Anyway I was talking to some of the lads about the last time we were going for Ten-in-a-Row and thought I would put down some of my recollections. This is attached if you think it worth sharing.

Keep Safe

Mike Maher

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