It has been a resounding success, there is no doubt about it. There is no chance that I’m going to moan at the board for getting us to where we are now. What I want to ask is this; Is it time for the next step forward ?
We are exceeding expectations, there is no doubt about that. We have the foundation of a Champions League team, we have an excellent training and development resource at Lennoxtown. Relative to ‘bigger’ Euro clubs we are doing well. The truth is we don’t look out of place in the Champions League. For that, I’m happy 🙂 Also the pricing for the CL games is very reasonable.
However…. I think we are now at the crossroad,or at least very near it. The time will come shortly when we need to make the next step up. We need to decide if we are serious contenders, not just happy with being in the CL but actually adding value to it.
The game in Scotland is a bogey for us. I saddens me to say it but it’s the truth. If we put the energy into SPFL games that we do in the CL we would probably hammer every team we played.
It’s now up to the people who run our club to decide the best way forward. I’m sure they know as much as we do that Celtic are really an untapped gold mine. However to make that goldmine profitable you need to invest at one point.
No Celtic fan wants to bankrupt the club but we really need to take a leap of faith. Bank balances are important but being a major European team is the goal. We might have to take on some short term debt to achieve that. If the board can move us up to the next level without debt then I’ll doft my hat to them. Maybe I’m just being impatient.
I refuse to slag off our players or management team tonight. They done the best that they could. But…I think we are getting to the point where we need to decide if we are a Scottish league club or a Champions League club. TV is dictating the future, we need to make sure we are part of it. That will not be easy.
Hail, Hail !
PS…These are the ramblings of a drunk but concerned man 🙂