400+ Celtic fans will make their way to the Arctic circle by plane and trains to cheer on Celtic who face a tough task if they are to reverse the 1-3 defeat by Bodo Glimt last Thursday night at Celtic Park and no doubt the members of CSC Norway will also be there to cheer on the Bhoys.
As the manager said it is only half time and he is expected to field a strong team. If we can grab an earlier goal then we could be in for another rollercoaster ride on the Ange train. Temperatures will be below 0 and may make the recent away trip to Aberdeen feel like a half decent spring evening.
The atmosphere will be hot as usual when Celtic take to the field cheered on by the travelling support and I am sure the Ultra drums will help to create a great atmosphere inside the small stadium which is mostly uncovered so lets hope the weather elements are not too cruel to the faithful.
The charter flights were booked out not long after they were announced and other fans who have gone independently started to check in to the city from as early as Monday night and the expense of a £14 pint.
Celtic Away Days are always special and lets hope everybody who has made the long trip to Norway at great expense gets a ticket and can enjoy the experience inside the ground rather than in a local bar.
Andrew Milne is Editor of More than 90 Minutes Celtic Fanzine which he started in 2001. He has been involved with fanzines since 1989 and has written for numerous publications and online about Celtic. He is a former newspaper columnist with the Daily Ireland and the man behind celticfanzine.com. He is host of the Celtic Soul Podcast, Talk form the Terrace Podcast, Grand Auld History Podcast & Celtic AM pre-match events at Murphy’s in Glasgow on match days and follows Celtic Home & Away. He is a season ticket holder for Celtic FC and the Republic of Ireland. He is also P.R.O. of St. Margaret’s CSC, a member of the Celtic Trust and the Celtic Graves Association.