Celtic frontman Samaras hails the bravery of Bhoys

GEORGIOS SAMARAS can't wait to get Celtic's green title party started a week on Sunday.

Loading Comments
Stiliyan Petrov and John Hartson will be back at Celtic Park for the title party a week on Sunday
Stiliyan Petrov and John Hartson will be back at Celtic Park for the title party a week on Sunday

For it will mean renewing acquaintances with two men he rates as genuine Parkhead legends - Stiliyan Petrov and John Hartson.

The former Hoops stars will present Neil Lennon's team with the SPFL trophy following the last game of the season at home to Dundee United.

Both men have come through dark times after battling back from cancer.

And Samaras is delighted that two players who are part of Celtic folklore will be on hand to mark three-in-a-row.

He said: "They are part of the history and part of a great team which included the gaffer, [Henrik] Larsson, [Chris] Sutton, [Alan] Thompson and Johan [Mjallby].

"They had this passion and a winning mentality to improve themselves and the team and to reach the top of the mountain.

"Life has been difficult for them with their illnesses, but they are fighters. It wouldn't matter if they played football, rugby, golf or table tennis - in the end they will win.

"That's how strong they are in the mind. They are not just great fighters - they are legends."


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

My daughter is 10, Coulson and Glasgow’s homeless case workers




Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

Emergency torch? What a bright idea?

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.